Charlotte Joan Seikel, 73, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2 a.m. at her home in Shawnee after a courageous battle with cancer.


Charlotte Joan Seikel, 73, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008, 2 a.m. at her home in Shawnee after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1934, in the Pure Oil Camp, Cherry Hill (Pottawatomie County). She was the only child of Merle E. “Buck” and Ada B. Hendrex.
Her family moved to Wolf, Oklahoma in 1939, where she attended the first grade in school. The family moved to Durant and then to near Madill. Their residence was in the Pure Oil Camp in Cumberland. Charlotte attended Madill High School where she played the clarinet in the high school band. She graduated in 1952.
Charlotte was baptized into Christ in 1947 at the Madill Church of Christ. She attended Oklahoma Christian College, then located in Bartlesville, for one year. In 1954 she took a job and moved to Oklahoma City.
She married Robert E. Seikel on April 30, 1955, in Oklahoma City.
Robert’s job took them from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, back to Oklahoma City, Sherman, Texas and to Shawnee in January 1968.
After the birth of their first child, Charlotte was a full time homemaker. She also supplemented the family income by keeping children. When their youngest son was 12 years old, Charlotte took an LPN course at Gordon Cooper Vo-tech. She was employed by the Shawnee Medical Center Hospital (later Unity Health) from 1974 to 1996. She retired with 21 years of service.
Charlotte was a member of the Central Church of Christ. She was a member of the Pottawatomie County Genealogy Club. She enjoyed traveling and her four greatgranddaughters. She was proud of her great-granddaughters and was quick to show their pictures.
Charlotte had a lot of family and friends that loved her and will truly miss her. She loved to help others and could be counted on to help others.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Jay K. and Carla Seikel, Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law, Terrie and Joe Haslam, Shawnee; sons, Craig A. Seikel of Moore and David L. Seikel of Shawnee; four grandchildren, Shannon Cook, Brian Wittmann, Jason Seikel, and Adam Seikel;  four great-granddaughters, Madison Cook, Faith Wittmann, Haley Wittman, and Hannah Seikel.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Dwyane Dennis officiating. Burial service will be at the Dale Cemetery.
The family offers a special thanks to, Dr. Holland, Dr. Trotter, Dr. Mannel, and Dr. Myers for their care and going the extra mile to give the best care possible. The family give special thanks to the nurses at Heartland Home Health. Contributions may be made to the America Cancer Society.