Charlene Y. Bachman, 84, Jasper

Charlene Y. Bachman, 84, of Jasper, died Friday, January 10, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Jasper March 30, 1935, to Marc V. and Gladys M. (Waddell) Judy. She married Thomas J. Bachman May 5, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Charlene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper and its St.  Anne’s Sodality. She loved going to mass, praying the rosary, and praying for family and friends. She was a childcare provider for 53 years and through the years she kept close ties with many of the children and their parents. She enjoyed reading current news, following the St. Louis Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts with her husband and grandkids and sharing time with family.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Bachman; one son, Steve J. Bachman and wife Sara, Washington; three daughters, Donna Deen , Jasper, Linda McNeel and husband Douglas, Madison, Wisconsin, and Shari L. Weidenbenner and husband Tim, Ireland; five grandchildren, Andrea Weidenbenner-Beemer, Sophie and Sam Weidenbenner, and Lauren and Andrew McNeel; one brother, John C. Judy and wife Betty, Jasper; and brother-in-law Robert Motto, Sullivan.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Lee Motto.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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