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Obituary: Charline C. Bulpitt, Columbus

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Charline C. Bulpitt of California Street, Columbus, Indiana, died at home Monday, November 11, 2013. Charline is survived by her daughters, Amy Hogevoll of Ellicott City, MD, and Mona Kreitner (husband Kenneth) of Memphis, TN; and two sisters, Jane Bierlein of Columbus and Annette Cornpropst of Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, and her sister, Emma Whipker of Columbus.

The daughter of Charles and Letha Harrell, Charline was born August 13, 1928. She attended Columbus High School and completed a Bachelor's degree in French at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. Charline worked at Irwin Union Bank in Columbus in the 1950s. After moving to Maryland in the early 1960s, when her husband was hired at the Mack Trucks plant there, she served as secretary at Washington County Republican Headquarters and was assistant manager at Books-n-Things in Hagerstown, Maryland. From the mid 1970s to 1995, Charline was office manager at Whitaker Moving Systems, also in Hagerstown. She and her husband attended First Christian Church in Hagerstown, where they were active as youth fellowship advisors and Charline sang in the choir. They also served as Boosters to the orchestra program at North Hagerstown High School.

After retirement, Ed and Charline returned to Columbus, where they became members of North Christian Church. Charline was active in her church and served as secretary for the Bartholomew County Ecumenical Council. She volunteered as a reading tutor in the Book Buddies program at Lincoln Elementary School and participated in the work of Love Chapel.

Services for Charline are being held at Myers-Reed Chapel at 3729 25th Street in Columbus. Visitation will be on Friday, November 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a memorial service Saturday, the 16th, at 10:30 a.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorial donations to Love Chapel.

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