Charlene Ann Klaumenzer, 64, went to be an angel with the Lord on April 30th, 2022 after six long years battling cancer.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her father, Bertus Conrad Klaumenzer, of Philadelphia, PA; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her mother, Sara Harmer, of NC; sisters, Veronica Klaumenzer, of Virginia Beach, VA, and Adrienne Newman (Walt) and her family, of TX; cousin (who was more like a brother), Michael Klaumenzer and his family, of PA; and an abundance of caring and loving friends scattered around the country, all of whom supported her and stayed in touch through her battle with cancer. She was also a doting ‘auntie’ to sister Veronica’s fur babies, Sassy and Kacy.
Charlene graduated from Northeast High School in Pasadena, MD, in the class of 1975. She then attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA during the 1980’s. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania, class of 1997. She sat for multiple sections of the rigorous CPA certification process in Pennsylvania.
Charlene worked in many fields including waitress, short order cook, house painter and in a gardening shop. Most of her work was in accounting for many companies in many types of businesses, including a CPA firm where she assisted in tax preparations for individuals and corporations. At the same time, she produced and sold various crafts both online and at craft shows and church bazaars.
She loved attending church and the Lord, singing in church. and especially doing her clown ministry to reach out to and brighten the lives of children. Things that made her happy included: butterflies; the aquarium – especially spending time with the turtles, otters, and seals; and any animal – especially her cats, the brothers T & Mur. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and watching shows about vets and animals, family life, and America Ninja Warrior. Charlene was a true friend to many with a kind heart and she gave of herself freely.
Per Charlene’s wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Charlene’s memory to any cancer or animal organization of your choice.