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Charlotte Alvena Rothe

Jerseyville | Friday, July 8 2011

Charlotte Alvena Rothe, age 88, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at her home six miles east of Jerseyville.
Charlotte was the daughter of the late Jesse Benjamin Kirchner and Marie Josephine Egelhoff Kirchner. She was born on March 16, 1923 in Jersey County, six miles east of Jerseyville on the same farm where she died. She was the oldest child of three with one sister, the late Doris Kirchner Cairns, and one brother, the late John O. Kirchner. In her youth, she attended Paradise School through eighth grade, worked on the family farm, and was employed at the shoe factory in Jerseyville.
On June 14, 1941, Charlotte married the late John H. Rothe. They lived one mile east of Brighton for over twenty years where they raised their daughters, Carol, Sharon, and Linda. Charlotte was a full-time homemaker and John worked at Standard (later Amoco) Oil Co. In l969, they moved back to the farm where Charlotte had grown up.
As a devoted and active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton for over sixty years, Charlotte taught Sunday School, helped sponsor youth groups, and served in the women's groups. She was a loving, caring wife and mother whose many interests included sewing, quilting, embroidery, cooking, canning, gardening, caring for the farm animals, caring for her flowers, keeping a daily log of life, and participating in the garden club and home extension activities.
Charlotte is survived by three daughters and three son-in-laws, Carol Nichol and Wayne Smith of Little Falls, MN, Sharon and David Knepper of Jerseyville, Linda and Paul Bishop of Madison, WI.; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, Peter Nichol, wife Makie Tam and children Sophia and Stella of San Francisco, Rachel Bishop, husband Ben Boer and children Charlotte Rose and Mia of Chicago, John Nichol, wife Emily and children Abby and Caitlin of Minneapolis, Erin Bishop, husband Jon Van Roo and daughter Shannon of Madison WI, Dana Bishop and husband Josh Carter of Shelburne, Vt, and Ben Bishop of Duluth MN. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, brother, and nine brother-in-laws and sister-in laws.

Visitation

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday, July 11, 2011
Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home-Brighton

Funeral Service

11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 12, 2011
1st Presbyterian Church
402 N Main St Brighton, Il 62012

Interment

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Brighton Cemetery
Cross & Park Street Brighton, IL 62012

Memorial donations may be made to:
First Presbyterian Church of Brighton


Obit Provided By:
Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Homes I

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