Charlotte McGinnis

Charlotte M. McGinnis, 90, of Lewistown died at 11:57 p.m. Aug. 25, 2017, at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

She was born April 4, 1927, in Canton, a daughter of Roy and Lucille Beadles Gray. She married Hartford P. “Jack” Curless on Feb. 22, 1946, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1981.

She also was preceded in death by one grandson, William D. Ogden; three sisters, Harriett Lazzod, Helen Mayall and Maxine Sutton; and five brothers, Gene, Bill, Dennis, Chuck and Leo Gray.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie (and Bill) Ogden of Havana and Dianna Hilton of Chester; three sisters, Colleen Pitts of Phoenix, Ariz., Joann Roberts of Denver, Colo., and Betty Harp of Mason City; one brother, Robert Gray of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She worked for Canton Manufacturing Company for 21 years, retiring in 1989. She also was a cook at South Fulton Grade School for seven years, and Dana Corporation in Havana for five years.

Services were held Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Ken Peterson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/30/2017

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