Charles Edward “Charlie” Book, age 89, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, Indiana. Charlie was born on February 4, 1928 in Palmyra, Indiana to Edward Peter Book and Anna Margaret (Jacobi) Book.
Charlie graduated from Morgan Township High School in 1946. On May 18, 1947, Charlie married Agnes Francis Andres. They have celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Charlie was a farmer and retired bus driver. He was also a civic leader, having served as President of the Board for Harrison REMC for many years. Charlie enjoyed community service and in 1998, he was honored to receive the “Sagamores of the Wabash” award. Charlie was also a life-long member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Agnes Andres Book, sons: Thomas (Karen), Stephen (Mary), Kenneth (Anna), Donald (Paula), Patrick (Cheryl), Marvin (Sandra), David (Chris), one daughter, Rose Ann, and one daughter-in- law, Carol. He is also survived by one brother, Earl (Janie) and a sister-in- law, Donna, as well as 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by Jim, Melvin, and Joseph (sons), Edward Book (father), Anna Book (mother), Robert Book (brother), and Susan Book (daughter-in- law).
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Bradford, IN.
Visitation will take place at Love Funeral Home on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. and again on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 11400 Farmers Lane, Greenville, IN 47124.