Charles M. Huffman of Vienna, formerly of Belle, MO, and Olathe, KS, died early Saturday morning, November 28, 2009, in the Columbia VA hospital. Charlie was born on May 31, 1931, in Linn Creek. He is the son of the late Glenn and Mayme Eads Huffman. On May 15, 1954, Charlie was married to Patsy Lou Garner and to this union two children were born.
Surviving Charlie are a son Carl of Shawnee, KS, a daughter Sherri Huffman of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and a special daughter Sheila Tynes Bezpalko with her children Deena Tynes, Lyndsay Bezpalko, and Joseph Bezpalko of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are three sisters Nadine Smith of St. Louis, Dorthea Southard of Jefferson City, and Ruth Perrigue of Kimberling City, and one brother Ike Huffman of Olathe, KS.
Charlie served in the U.S. Navy and retired from Federal Aviation Administration in Olathe. He and Patsy retired to the Belle Community in 1992.
Patsy preceded Charlie in death in 1999. Charlie is also preceded in death by two sisters Mary Lee Fleischmann and Ethel Backues.