Charmion R. Valenta, 91, of Cottage Grove Place, died Saturday, June 18, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a short illness. A service of remembrance will be held on July 6, 2011, at Cottage Grove Place. Inurnment will be at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen of Solon and David of Bellevue, Neb. She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister.
Charmion was born on March 22, 1920, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Millen) Chapman. She married William J. Valenta on Aug. 9, 1941, in Chicago, Ill. He died in 1993. Charmion worked in the office for Northwest Bell Telephone Company and retired from there after many years of service. Memorial donations may be given to the COPD Foundation or the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital in Charmion’s name.