Charlene A. Merrell, 71, of Rockford, Illinois died on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center Emergency Room. Born September 2, 1940 in Rockford, daughter of William & LeeOtta "Arlene" (Russell) Chamberlin. Married Waldo Merrell October 14, 1960 in Rockford. Charlene was a loving homemaker to her family and whomever visited their home.
Survivors include her husband, Waldo; daughter, Cathy (Sheldon) Nation; four sons, Michael (Tracy), Steven, Ronald (Ann) and Scott; ten grandchildren, Nicole, Samantha, Matthew, Kelsie, Caitlyn, Haley, Corey, Nicholas, Olivia, & Mikayla; two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Eddy. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, John.
Service will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 27, 2012 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to service time. Burial will be in Barrett Cemetery. Express condolences and share memories online at honquestfh.com