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Charlene Mary Platfoot


Charlene Mary Platfoot, 67, of Bellefontaine and Homosassa, Fla., passed away early Monday morning, July 22, 2013, at Crystal River Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Charlene was born in Celina on Aug. 8, 1945, to the late Roman and Clara Piekenbrock Meier. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Cyril Meier.

On Aug. 28, 1965, she married James Carl Platfoot at St. Rose Parish in Maria Stein and he survives, along with two sons, Jesse (Teresa) Platfoot of Bellefontaine and Gary (Robin) Platfoot of Beverly Hills, Fla.; two grandchildren, Trenton and Summer; six siblings, Don (Linda) Meier of Yorkshire, Alice Keefer, Stanley (Lynn) Meier and Roger Meier, all of Maria Stein, Rich (Patricia) Meier of Rossburg and Lucy (John) Steinbrunner of Coldwater; and several nieces and nephews.

A 1963 graduate of Marion Local High School, Charlene was a devoted member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Russells Point and attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Florida.

She retired from Honda of America Mfg. at Marysville and enjoyed working in her flower gardens and playing cards.

A kind and generous person, she loved spending her time with family.

The Rev. Patrick L. Sheridan begins a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Woods Church. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, with prayers beginning at 1:45 p.m. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

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