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Charlotte Ann Hafner

Charlotte Ann Hafner, 93, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Vandalia died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at a care center in Ocala, Fla.

Visitation was Saturday from 1-2 p.m., at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.

Funeral services were Saturday at 2:30 p.m., at Vandalia Cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. Joel Montgomery. Interment was in Vandalia Cemetery.

She was born in the remote community of Delta, Wis., on Jan. 18, 1924 to Walter J. and Ruth Kerr Hafner. After two years in this northern climate, the family returned to Missouri and resided on a farm near Mexico.

In 1938 they moved to Vandalia where Charlotte attended Vandalia High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for two years.

Surrounded by the need for a World War II work force, she joined the United States Steel Corporation at their Chicago office. A year later she transferred to their St. Louis office and remained there until her retirement.

Charlotte was a faithful, long time member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Delmar Street in University City. In later years, she became a member of the PEO, which she very much enjoyed. As a loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, she listened to many, many of their radio broadcasts

Survivors include: one brother, Kerwin Hafner and BJ of Ocala, Fla.; two nephews, Scott Hafner and wife, Margaret of Athens, Ga.; Steve Hafner and wife, Cydney of Jupiter, Fla.; two grand-nephews, Mark Hafner and wife, Samantha of Frederick, Mary.; Eric Hafner and wife, Jennifer of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grand-nieces, Sarah Hafner of Alexandria, Va., and Lesley Maturo and husband, Anthony, also of Phoenix; one great-grand-nephew, Joe Maturo and three great-grand-nieces, Rylee Hafner, Sammie Hafner and Jacquie Maturo, all of Phoenix.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the donor’s choice.

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