Charlene J. Petry

  • Born: August 9, 1942
  • Died: September 12, 2014
  • Location: Kettering, Ohio

Rogers' Funeral Homes, Inc.

324 West Main Street
New Lebanon, OH 45345
Tel. (937) 687-2616

Tribute & Message From The Family

PETRY, Charlene J.

Age72, of Kettering, formerly New Lebanon, went to be with the Lord and her dad on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Charlene was born on August 9, 1942 in Dayton to the late Charles and Joetta Gose, Sr.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary Gose, Sr.; sister, Carolyn Davis; brother, Bobby Hime; and sister, Thelma Hamilton.

Charlene is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 53 years, Bruce R. Petry; daughters, Sondra (Derek) Alcorn and Tonya (Chris) Cheffer; son, Scott (Renee) Petry; grandchildren, Jami, Michelle, Ashley, Lindsey, Andrew, Kahla, Courtney, Kara, Robbie, Tyler, Bryan, Dustin, Angel, Halie; great grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler, Kenzie, Braden, Trey, Madisyn, Keagan, Jaylah, Kaylee, Frederick Dean, Daisja, Mason, Mayci, Breelyn; sister, Phyllis Smith (Jack); brother, Charles (Rita) Gose Jr.; sisters, Mary Helen Steiner and Marilyn Gorden; numerous nieces and nephews; and many more family and friends.

She had been a foster parent to over a hundred children and was a member of various clubs and organizations.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 17 from 11AM to 1PM at First Baptist Church of New Lebanon, 335 S. Church St., New Lebanon 45345. The Funeral Service will begin at 1PM with Terry Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to assist the family in purchasing a headstone for Charlene, to Bruce Petry, 267 Mills Place, New Lebanon, 45345.

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Condolence & Memory Journal


Our hearts saddened by the loss of this amazing Lady. Our condolences and sympathy to the family. Charlene's light placed a million smiles in many. She was one of the most selfless ladies that I've ever had the honor to have in my life. We will miss you Dear Charlene.......Thank you for the many years of Love and Joy that you've given me. Rest in Peace Dear Angel........ OXOXOXOX

Posted by Carolyn Carter Snyder - Eaton, OH - Friend   September 17, 2014

Bruce and family - I am so sorry for your loss - the earth has sent an angel to watch over you all!

Posted by Benita Dorn    September 17, 2014


Bruce sorry for your loss prayers for u and your family as for my heart is feeling so heavy right now love and prayers we are trying to work something out so we can come for the visitation love Loretta and Jr

Posted by loretta and Jr howard - huber heights, OH - foster daughter   September 17, 2014

Bruce-Margie and I are deeply sorry for your loss. We will be helping with headstone. JP

Posted by Jeff and Margie Petry - Springboro, OH - Cousin   September 16, 2014


Love and prayers

Posted by Geraldine gollihue - Denton, KY - Cousin   September 15, 2014

Such a beautiful woman! Always smiles and kind words. She is such a role model and meant so much to many of us!! Definately will be missed!!

Posted by Tonya Lambert - dayton, OH - Friend   September 15, 2014

We're truly sorry for the loss of your loved one,and may god bless you and your family during this devastating time and need . We love you guys.

Posted by - Hamilton, OH - friend of karebear   September 15, 2014

We are sorry to hear of you loss losing a family member is a really hard thing to have to go through. prayers for all are sent

Ed and Ginny

Posted by ED and Ginny Inloes - Franklin, OH - our daughter-in-law's grandmothe   September 15, 2014