Charlene Leah Fordham, 81, of Chillicothe, MO, formerly of Wichita, KS, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Morningside Center in Chillicothe under the care of her family and Hedrick Hospice.
Charlene was born June 5, 1929 in El Dorado, KS, the daughter of Charles Percy Parker and Leona Ethel Park Parker.
She was a graduate of Wichita East High School and Studied at Wichita State University.
Charlene was a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Appraiser and was the owner of Fordham Real Estate & Appraisal Co. in Wichita, KS. In her youth she was a reporter for the Wichita Beacon.
She is survived by a son, Craig Fordham and fiancé Norma Stratemeier of Hamilton, MO; a daughter, Denise Fordham and partner Gail Persily of San Francisco, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Jack Gregory Fordham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hedrick Hospice and left at the funeral home or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO. 64601. On-line condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com .
Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery, Wichita, KS.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO.