Charlotte Jean Curry passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Bothwell Hospital, Sedalia, Missouri.
She was born September 12, 1953, at Bothwell Hospital, the daughter of Charles T. and Mildred K. Curry. She spent most of her life in the Sedalia area. She attended Lambert Kindergarten, Broadway Elementary, and when that school closed, she attended Mark Twain Elementary. She graduated from Smith Cotton High School where she was a member of the Cheer Leading Team and enjoyed every minute of cheering for the Tigers. Charlotte also loved swimming. She was a lifeguard all through her high school years at Liberty Park pool. She went on to graduate from Missouri Valley College where she was also a cheerleader for the Vikings cheering with lots of enthusiasm. She then went to Central Missouri State where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Education.
Charlotte spent most of her life in the field of Education, first as an elementary school teacher in Pettis and Johnson counties, then as an educational consultant for Houghtin Mifflin Publishing Company from which she retired. Upon retirement, she opened Curry’s Gifts in downtown Sedalia. She provided lots of happy shopping hours for people in the area and operated her gift shop until her health began to decline.
She was a member of the Broadway Presbyterian Church, her Sorority at Missouri Valley College, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Pettis County Historical Society, and as a teenager, a member of Job’s Daughters, the Masonic organization for girls.
Charlotte had a beautiful singing voice. She entertained the whole family singing songs. She loved going to the theatre in Kansas City and other cities where her job took her.
Charlotte was especially supportive of her mother and father. She loved her grandparents, Ruby and Jesse Kindle, with whom she spent many treasured hours. Charlotte was a favorite of her grandmother, Ruby, and Grandpa, Jesse whom she called Jesse and Ruby! Wherever she traveled, she always brought them back a gift which they loved! Ruby was Charlotte’s defender in all things.
Charlotte loved riding horses in the mountains in Montana and going dancing with her Uncle Riley. She liked playing games with her Uncle John at her Gramma Smith’s house when they were little and always reminded him that she was older than her Uncle!
Charlotte is survived by her mother, Mildred K. Curry, her Aunts, Emma Curry (David), Sedalia and Virginia Templeton, Woodbury, Tennessee and her Uncles, Riley Kindle of Kalispell, Montana and John Kindle of Sedalia, MO, along with cousins, David Michael Curry, Doug Curry, Jason Curry, and Tracy Curry, Jesse Kindle, Charlie Templeton, Lee Ann Wison, and Curby Templeton. She was predeceased by her father Charles T. Curry, and her grandparents.
There will be a private family service at a later time.
Friends may sign the memorial book at Heckart Funeral Home Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Memorial gifts are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis in care of Heckart Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.