Graveside services for Charlene Ernst, 75, of Langley will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 28 at Haner-Adair Cemetery in Locust Grove. Viewing hours will be Tuesday from 9 AM – 6 PM at Key Funeral Home in Pryor.
Charlene was born on February 24, 1936 in Chickasha, OK to Charles Edward and Ebby Mae (Morrow) Strader. She passed away on December 25, 2011 in Vinita at the age of 75.
Charlene grew up and attended school in Pryor, graduating from Pryor High School in 1954. She was married to Richard Ernst in March of 1972 in Arkansas. They made their home in various places over the years; they lived in Dallas for 15 years then moved back to Oklahoma where they lived in Locust Grove then eventually in Langley where they have spent the past 6 years.
Charlene worked as a nurse aid at Moots Hospital many years ago but she was mostly a homemaker for the last several years. She enjoyed reading and fishing and spending time with her husband. She formerly attended the Church of God in Pryor.
She is survived by her husband Richard of the home; 2 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 brother, Charles Strader and wife Judy of Langley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 1 son, Ricky Hester.