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(Ena) Charlene Pearce Nutting

Visitation:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Vine Street Bible Church, 202 N. Vine Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Celebration of Life Services:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 A.M., Vine Street Bible Church, 202 N. Vine Street, Glenwood, Iowa.

Charlene Pearce Nutting, 87 of Glenwood, Iowa; formerly of California, Medford, Oregon and Omaha, Nebraska passed away on September 6, 2019 in Glenwood. She was born on October 26, 1931 in Smith Center, Kansas to Boyd Charles and Ena Pauline (Burwell) Nelson.

Charlene graduated from Glenwood High School and earned her teaching certificate. She taught country school with her mother. She was united in marriage to William David Pearce in Omaha, Nebraska on July 17, 1952. To this union four children were born, Vicki, David, Debora and William.

Charlene managed their family business, Bill’s Scuba Shop in Omaha, Nebraska. They moved to California where she became a bookkeeper and office manager for the state of California. She was a faithful member of Vine Street Bible Church and was a member of the Women’s Circle holding the position of treasurer. She sang in the Chorale and Choir. Keeping active was a big part of Charlene’s life as she was a member of Friends of the Library, book club and often read three books a week. She was treasurer for the Mills County Museum. In earlier years, Charlene was a talented seamstress and enjoyed traveling and researched genealogy.

She was reunited with a school friend, Thomas Nutting. They married on November 1, 1997 in the First Christian Church which is now Vine Street Bible Church. They enjoyed 18 years together. Her faith sustained Charlene and she’s now reunited with those she loved that went before her.

Preceding Charlene in passing were her parents, husbands Bill and Tom, step-son Dennis Nutting; son-in-law Jerry Buum and 2 step-grandsons. Survivors include her children Vicki (Robert) Buum-Sivertsen of Olivet, South Dakota; David (Rose) Pearce of Bellingham, Washington; Debora Hendry of Fremont, Nebraska; Bill (Vanessa) Pearce of Yuba City, California; step-sons Donald (Paula) Nutting of St. Charles, Missouri; Daniel (Juli) Nutting of Custer, South Dakota; step-daughter-in-law Cathy Nutting of Hilo, Hawaii; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; Aunt Elaine Burwell of Glenwood, Iowa; extended relatives and many friends.

Private Interment, Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to Vine Street Bible Church.

2 Condolences

  • John l Mcglade Posted September 8, 2019 10:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss, may peace and comfort be with you during this time.

  • Alma Marr Posted September 10, 2019 7:57 pm

    I’m sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Your mother and I were in the same graduating class at Glenwood High School. – Alma Marr

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