Charlotte Tilley passed on to her Heavenly destination Sunday, November 7, 2021 in Sedalia, MO. Charlotte was born in Hot Springs, AR, on October 18, 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Carl Tilley on March 1, 2021, her parents Clyde Hunt and Evelyn (Walsh) Hunt, and her sister Eileen Hunt.
Charlotte graduated from Harrison (AR) High School in 1963, and from beautician school in 1964. She married Lewis Carl Tilley on August 7, 1964. They are survived by two sons, Jeff (Amy) Tilley of Sedalia, MO and Phillip (Jennifer) Tilley of Rogers, AR. They have six grandchildren: Adam (Kaylin) Tilley, Carley (David) Michaelis, Andrew Tilley, Kristen (Brendan) McGeehan, Matthew (Samantha) Tilley, and Brooke Tilley. They have two great-granddaughters, Sloane Tilley and Blaire Tilley. Charlotte is also survived by one sister Alice (Dave) Scott of Jacksonville, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
Charlotte especially enjoyed doting on her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She always made certain her kitchen was stocked with Cheez-Its and Fruit Snacks, and would happily spend hours playing games or reading books with the kids.
Charlotte enjoyed spending several years as the librarian and as the secretary to the principal at Eugene Field Elementary School in Neosho, MO. Carl and Charlotte retired from city life and bought a farm in Pierce City, MO, where they resided for many years while owning Tilley Insurance Agency in Monett, MO.
Charlotte loved the 56 years of marriage to Carl. She was actively involved with the PEO Chapter of Monett. She loved her family and friends. Charlotte was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett, MO, for many years and now The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Sedalia, MO. Charlotte had a deep faith in Christ which she loved to share with her family and others.
There will be a memorial service at The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Sedalia, MO, on Tuesday, November 16th, at 3:00, with the Reverend Dr. Chad McMullin officiating. Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison, AR, at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Just Jump Ministries or to the First Christian Church of Sedalia (Disciples of Christ) Building Fund.