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Charlene E. Becker Mellen, age 95 and a lifelong resident of Amherst and
Lorain, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 3, 2023 at Mill Creek
of Galion.

Charlene was born July 13, 1927 in Amherst to the late Peter A. Becker and
Elsie Schofield Becker.  She graduated from the former Central School,
Amherst.  Charlene attended Lorain County Community College and Ohio
University.  She was a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking,
University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Charlene served on numerous banking committees locally, regionally and
nationally.  She was an active member of The American Bankers Association
and The Ohio Bankers Association, where she served as one of their seminar
speakers for a number of years.

Charlene retired as President and CEO of Citizens Savings Bank, Pemberville.
She served as Executive Vice President and Director of The Oberlin Bank
Company for 26 years prior to its merger with Central Bancorp, Cincinnati.

She was an active member of the Grow Point Foursquare Church, Amherst, since
its inception, having taught Sunday School, Youth Leader, Council Member,
Treasurer, as well as music ministry which extended for years with the Hour
of Comfort radio broadcast.

Charlene had a passion for foreign missions and made a number of trips
abroad including Mexico, Romania, Puerto Rico and Israel.

She enjoyed time with her grandchildren and helping others often as a

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Toni A. and Todd Schmitt,
sons Gordon C. Mellen (Jessica Brandt), son and daughter-in-law Kurt A. and
Jackie Mellen; grandchildren Nathan (Sharon) Schmitt, Natalie Schmitt
(fiance Kenny Roberts), Adam Mellen, Andrew (Rachel) Mellen, Allison (Jared)
Persinger, and Kyle Mellen; and great grandchildren; Delilah "Lila"
Persinger, Zeke Schmitt and James Lee Persinger.

In addition to her parents, Charlene was preceded in death by her husband
Gordon E. Mellen, sisters Margie Becker Carter and Janice Bruce McLaren, and
brothers; Bud Becker, Elton Becker, and Gerald Bruce.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. - I p.m., on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Grow
Point Foursquare Church, 780 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. The funeral
service will begin at 1 p.m. with Revs. Dreama Caudill, Beverly Beiderman,
and Todd Rainey, officiating.  Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial
Park, Amherst Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grow Point Foursquare
Church Missions or Building Fund, 780 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, OH

The family would like to extend a special thank you to both Dreama Caudill
for her years of friendship and caregiving and Mill Creek Nursing for their
loving care to our mom.

Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, Amherst, entrusted with arrangements.


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