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Charlotte L. Trovatore

Posted on Nov. 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 7, 1916 - Oct. 30, 2013

ELKHART — Charlotte L. Trovatore, 97, of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Woodland Manor.

She was born April 7, 1916, in Elkhart to the late Wendell and Lucille (Matthews) Shelt.

In 1935, in Mishawaka, she married John Trovatore Sr. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1972, in Sturgis, Mich.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary (Terry) Stewart of Elkhart, six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Trovatore Jr.; a daughter, Joan Sigsbee; four grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.

Charlotte enjoyed working in her flower garden and spending time with her family. Charlotte and her husband John were the owners of Trovatore’s Grocery at the corner of Bristol and Cassopolis streets. They also owned numerous rental properties in Elkhart.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, service at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Bob Vale from the Osceola United Methodist Church will preside, and burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.