Charlene's Story

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Charlene VanPelt, 69, of Fairmont, passed from this life Saturday (March 18, 2017) after a courageous battle with cancer, in the home of her sister Carol in Mansfield, Ohio.
She was born in Fairmont Aug. 16, 1947, a daughter of the late Robert Fay and Marguerite Miller Cleveland.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who truly enjoyed the times she had with her family. She operated a home cleaning service for several years and is well known and fondly remembered by her customers from Morgantown to Clarksburg. She was honest, upbeat and optimistic, and she never met a stranger. She was a 1965 graduate of East Fairmont High School.
Ms. VanPelt is survived by her devoted sons, Troy (Niecy) VanPelt and Frank VanPelt both of Fairmont, Jayson (Melissa) Vanpelt of Bellville, Ohio and Raymond (Kathy) Vanpelt of Mansfield, Ohio; two brothers, Jimmy (Jackie) Cleveland and Billy Cleveland both of Fairmont; two sisters, Carol (Bill) Brown (her primary caregiver her last two weeks) of Mansfield and Kay (Gordon) Martin (her primary caregiver prior to her stay in the hospital of Rock Lake); nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Charlene has a list of family and friends who have helped her thru her illness that she would like to thank, you know who you are and what you have done.
Charlene chose cremation as her method of final disposition. Family and friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Frey Home For Funerals (Addition Chapel A), 320 Madison St. A celebration of her life will begin at 3 p.m.
Published on March 23, 2017
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