Charles Lee Hitchcock, 79, of Elmwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 15, 2016. Charles was born on October 3, 1936, to Paul and Susanne (Smith) Hitchcock. He is survived by his wife Mary Beth (Peters) Hitchcock; three daughters, Karmin (Gary) Stevens, Stephanie (Jack) Colgan, and Margaret (J. Michael) Maloof; ten grandchildren: Kellie Preece, Grant, and Brooke Stevens; Caroline, Abigail, Claire, and Corinne Colgan; Katie, Ethan, and Lydia Maloof; two sisters, Paula (L. Gene) McCoy and Jean (Glenn) McBeth, as well as several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia.
Charles owned and operated Edson Smith & Sons, a local family hardware store for ten years. He also worked for Paul Brooker Sales, and later for H & H Hardware until the tornado destroyed the business. He was a courier the past four years at Jim Maloof Realtor. He loved playing golf and was one of the founding members of Maple Lane Country Club.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, at Maple Lane Country Club in Elmwood where the family will receive guests two hours prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, Elmwood Educational Foundation, or Unity Point Methodist Hospice. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
So sorry to all the family! You have all been in our thoughts and prayers. Brad & Diana Barrett.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Bob, Betty & Mike Dawson
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of the family.
Rhonda and Donnie Trowbridge
So very sorry for your loss. God will give you the peace you need. Chris Evans
So sorry for your loss!!! He is in a better place now pain free!!! Now he can rejoice with Paul and Suzanne!!!! Thinking of you all!!