Charolette Irene (Downing) Edwards

December 31, 1940 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 80)


Charolette Irene Edwards, age 80, of Moulton, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at her home.

Charolette was born on December 31, 1940 in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of Don and Dorothy (Horton) Downing.  She attended Moulton-Udell High School, graduating with the Class of 1958.  She was united in marriage to Phillip Samuel Edwards on April 20, 1961.  To this union, two children were born, Donnie and Shelley.

Charolette worked at the Moulton Locker part time before retiring.  Among Charolette’s interests were cooking, sewing, vacations with Phil in Texas, and seeing her family.  She helped with District 12 Pig-out food preparation for several years.  She was an avid Nascar fan for the longest time.  She enjoyed going to pool league with Phil on Thursday nights, and visiting with her brother Gene and Freda when they would stop by.

Left to cherish Charolette’s memory are her daughter, Shelley Leo of Centerville; brother, Gene (Freda) Downing of Moulton; a sister, Barbra (Darwin) Evans; two grandsons, Jesse Walt and Cody (Blair) Edwards of Centerville; two granddaughters, Clanci Ballanger of Moulton and Murphy (Bobby) Hayes of Centerville; great grandchildren, Phillip Edwards, Hailey and Hanna Huff, Wyatt and Tucker Cole, Isaiah Hanson, Jayce, Jaiden and Khash Hayes, Maggie Edwards, Savanna Travis, and Journey Walt; a special friend, John Jones; as well as numerous other friends and family.

Charolette was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Dorothy Downing; sister, Patsy Baxter; her husband, Phil Edwards; and her son, Donnie Edwards.

There are no services scheduled at this time.  Lange Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with caring for the Edwards family.  Memorials may be left to the Moulton Ambulance, per Charolette’s request, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Edwards family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at   

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