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Charlene R. Rothenberger

Charlene R. Bays Rothenberger, 75, Indianapolis, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at 9 a.m. at Indiana University West Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Sept. 13, 1937, in Jefferson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John R. Bays and Bertha Bentley.
She was a retired secretary for Floyd County public schools, a member of Westview Christian Church Disciples of Christ, KSDA Round-A-Lab and Yellow Jackets of Corydon, was a published author writing children’s Christian books and novels and graduated from New Albany High School in 1955.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John R. Jr., Raymond D. and Robert Lee Bays.
Survivors include her husband, Boyd Rothenberger; two children, Greg Rothenberger of New Albany and Joe Rothenberger of Valparaiso; a sister, Lola Dannenfelser of Floyds Knobs; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 16, after 10 a.m. at Denbo Funeral Home in English.
Funeral: Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Mather’s Chapel Cemetery.
Officiant: Dr. Mary Alice Mulligan.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.