She was employed by the State Bank of Burrton for 36 years. Charlene was a member of the Burrton United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, and Junior Nova Vista, all of Burrton. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, fishing, singing in the church choir, and sewing. She was a very devoted sister and aunt.
On July 30, 1949, she married William R. Cornett, who preceded her in death December 1, 2015.
Charlene was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold E. Collins and both parents, Chester C. and Faye L. Collins.
Charlene is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie L. and Joseph D. Pearce of Burrton. She was and is loved by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, along with great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Burrton United Methodist Church, 114 West Center Street, Burrton, with Pastor Kim Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Burrton Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Burrton United Methodist Church, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.