Charlotte Henert

Posted 11/22/20

Charlotte Elizabeth Henert, 96, of Ashton, passed away on Nov. 19, 2020 in Franklin Grove.

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Charlotte Henert


ASHTON — Charlotte Elizabeth Henert, 96, of Ashton, passed away on Nov. 19, 2020 in Franklin Grove. Charlotte was born on Dec. 5, 1923 in Nachusa, on her family farm, to Roy and Maude (Eicholtz) Crawford. She married Duane Henert on March 22, 1947.

She was a homemaker and farmer’s wife her entire life. She loved to garden in her younger years and enjoyed her cats, bird watching and was an exceptionally talented baker. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ashton where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the choir. Her passion since retiring from farming was sewing quilts for St. John’s church. Charlotte attended church every Sunday, followed by fellowship and lunch with friends. Many visits were made with shut-in friends, nursing home residents, her neighbors and family. She was also a part of Home Extension in the Farm Bureau.

Charlotte is survived by two children, Nancy Henert of Rockford, and Nolan (Linda) Henert of Ashton; five grandchildren, Montell Henert, Dana (Sam) Dolbeare, William (Lea) Henert, Dylan Henert and Renee (Jacob) Pixler; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by both her parents; Hher husband, Duane Henert in 1995; as well as two siblings, Helen Spangler and Wilson Crawford.

Public visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 803 Paddock Ave. Ashton, IL 61006. Private family funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. A public burial will take place immediately following service at the Ashton Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Homes.

Due to Covid-19, those who wish to attend please wear a mask and maintain social distance.