HINSDALE — Charlotte Waber Claypool, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, 89, passed away peacefully into her Heavenly Father’s loving arms on April 18, 2018. Charlotte was born Feb. 2, 1929, to Oswald and Nina Waber in Glasgow.
Charlotte graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1947. She then traveled to Minnesota to attend a business school. Upon returning to Hinsdale, she married Robert Claypool on March 21, 1948, and they enjoyed 70 eventful years of marriage. To this union, three children were born, Diane, Jane and Duane.
Charlotte worked at the Hinsdale Post Office for several years, and then started a 30 year career with the Hinsdale school district as the clerk. She also kept the books for the grocery store they owned.
She was an active member of the United Methodist Women and the Hinsdale Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a former Worthy Matron and longtime treasurer of the Riverview Chapter of the order of Eastern Star.
Charlotte and Bob enjoyed their retirement to the fullest by traveling all over the United States, Europe, and cruising in Alaska and the Panama Canal. They wintered in Yuma Arizona for several years, enjoying the warm weather and making new friends.
Charlotte’s greatest joy came from her family. She was a wonderful cook and so enjoyed hosting many Christmases for the family.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Robert, her three children Diane (Mark) Ball, Jane Frye (Mark Stiver), Duane (Laurie) Claypool, grandchildren, Shawn (Mariah) Ball, Justin (Jamie) Ball, Jeremy (Marissa) Frye, Jason (Kristy) Frye, Bryan Claypool and Anna Claypool. Great- grandchildren are Brooke and Cade Ball, Logan, Colter, Taylor and Bridger Ball, Ethan and Kaleb Frye, McKinley and Piper Frye. She was preceded in death by her parents Oswald and Nina Waber and son in law, Jack Frye.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, at 11 a.m., at the Hinsdale High School and a luncheon will be served at the American Legion Hall in Hinsdale following the interment. Interment will be at the Hillview Cemetery under the direction of Bell Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.bellmortuarymt.com. The family requests that memorials be contributed to the Hinsdale Ambulance service or the Hinsdale United Methodist Church.