Charles Roland Terrell, age 89, of Derby, KS passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. He was born November 5, 1931 in Eudora, KS the son of Charles Woodford and Verna (Allis) Terrell. He attended Olney Friends Boarding School in Barnesville, OH and graduated with the Class of 1951.
Charles was united in marriage to Helen Lee Stone on August 1, 1953 at Hesper Friends Church in Eudora, KS. To this union six children were born, four sons and two daughters. Charles and Helen raised their family on a small farm south of Edgerton, KS.
He was a jeweler for a short time then worked as a truck driver for Coca Cola, a gas delivery driver for Edgerton Farmland Coop, a custodian for Ottawa City Hall and numerous part-time jobs to supplement his income. He finished his work career as a night security guard in the Kanas City area.
Charles was a member of the Gardner Friends Church in Gardner, KS, then later joined the Princeton Christian Church in Princeton, KS. His wife, Helen passed away in May of 2008 and he married Magdalena Gonzalez January 29, 2013.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 54 years, Helen Lee Terrell; a sister, Allis Margaret Terrell Jones; two brothers, Clark Duane Terrell and Charles twin brother, Vernon Richard Terrell.
Charles is survived by his wife, Magdalena Terrell of Wichita, KS; two daughters, Verna Diane Ball and husband Jack of Welda, KS and Linda Kay Litchfield and husband Marshall of Park City, KS; four sons, Charles William Terrell and wife Joetta of Easton, KS, David Duane Terrell and wife Donna of LeHigh, KS, Gilbert Lee Terrell and wife Lori Beth of Alta Vista, KS and Paul Howell Terrell of Topeka, KS; fifteen grandchildren; and twenty-six great grandchildren.
Following Covid-19 guidelines, memorial funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Ottawa. Inurnment will follow at Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, KS. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home Facebook page for friends wanting to pay their respects. The family suggests memorials to Princeton Christian Church sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, Kansas, 66067. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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