DERBY—Charlotte Leigh Love, 65, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, surrounded by her sisters, after battling breast cancer since May. Charlotte was born February 3, 1954 in Belleville, KS to Charles and Evelyn Love.
Upon graduation from Belleville High School, class of ’72, Charlotte enlisted in the US Air Force. She was a Morse Systems operator. After returning from being stationed in Turkey, Charlotte left the Air Force and enrolled at Wichita State University. She earned a BS in social work and a BSN. While at WSU, she was active in Army ROTC. She served for the Army Reserves. Charlotte was a registered nurse at Wesley Hospital for 37 years, working as a charge nurse. Charlotte enjoyed traveling, quilting, and spoiling her siblings and nieces and nephews. Throughout her battle, from diagnosis to hospice, Charlotte was supported by Connie Stufflebean, a lifelong friend of the family.
Charlotte is survived by her mother, Evelyn Love of Belleville, KS; three brothers: Dallas of Derby, KS; Al and wife Joyce of Waxahachie, TX; Tim and wife Cherie of Belleville, KS; three sisters: Kathryn Simmons of Fort Worth, TX; Marie Wheaton and husband Jeff of McPherson, KS; Amy Love of Fort Worth, TX; nephews: Jared Gould, John Love; nieces: Christi Husk, Erin Harper, Randi Clark, Ali Love, Lainie Simmons, Casey Waters, Jessica Johnson, Andrea Hundley, and a host of friends and co-workers. Charlotte was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; father, Charles, and nephews Jason and Michael, and brother-n-law, Charles Simmons.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at First Christian Church Sedgwick, with Pastor Doug Ingmire presiding. A private interment will be at the Fort Riley Veterans’ Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Victory in the Valley in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main St., Newton, Kansas 67114.