Charlene Hite, 81

Charlene (Royer) Hite, 81, of Wabash, died at 11:05 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Nov.16, 1934 in Servia, to Jonas A. and Beulah Mae (Mote) Royer.

Charlene married Henry Eldon Hite in Wabash County, on Sept. 19, 1953; he died Jan. 25, 1993. 

She worked at the Wabash County Hospital 26 years.  She attended the Wabash Church of the Nazarene, and was a former member of the Middle Street Wesleyan Church in Wabash. 

Charlene enjoyed crocheting, needlework, crafts, fishing, camping, playing bingo, and especially loved her grandchildren. 

She is survived by five children, Gregory Allen (Susan) Hite and Dennis L. Hite, both of Wabash, Sheila Ann (Mike) Rhoades of North Manchester,  Vicki Sue Hite of Wabash, and Kenneth Ray (Angie) Hite of Peru; nine grandchildren, Angela (Al) Saylor of Fort Wayne, Aaron (Anna) Seibold of Wabash, Kimberly Seibold of Roann, Andrea (Adam) Shepler and Robert Hite, both of Wabash, Jacob (Christine) Wilson of Indianapolis, Ashley Hite of North Manchester, Amanda (Mark Carroll) Hite and Jessica Hite, both of Wabash, 19 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Graceanna Ramseier of Warsaw. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and a grandson, Kevin Hite.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.  28, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Bob Van Cise officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Indiana Organ Donor Network.

The memorial guest book for Charlene may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Sep 23