Charlene E Gustin

October 8, 1945July 25, 2018

Charlene E. Gustin (Everist) on July 25, 2018 was greeted in heaven by her parents, Beryl and Bertha (Ott) Everist, her granddaugher Catherine Rose Hushka, and many other loving family members. Never did a day go by that Charlene did not have a welcoming smile and pleasant greeting for everyone she had contact with. Her positive attitude was contagious for everyone around her. Charlene would do anything for anybody and was beloved by her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Charlene is survived by her husband, Douglas E. Gustin, of over 50 years, two daughters, Amy (Jeff) Kelly and Carrie (Jim) Hushka, 5 grandchildren, Emma, Dillon, Stephen, Henry and Jude, identical twin sister Sharon Moran and brother Beryl (Barbara) Everist as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was a most loving, caring, nurturing wife, mother, sister, Nana, friend and role model anyone could wish for. Charlene was born, October 8,1945 and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from North Penn High School, Lansdale, Pennsylvania. While stationed in the United States Air Force as a RN, she met and married Doug (also Air Force) on December, 23, 1967. The military provided the opportunity to live overseas as well as many assignments in the United States. Char was able to be at home while her daughters were young as well as complete her Bachelors degree in Nursing in Texas. Char's love for learning continued and interest in accounting lead to her becoming a CPA in 1983 in South Dakota. Papillion became home in 1983. Char retired as a CPA in 2002, but continued to provide accounting services on a limited basis. After retirement Char took up quilting, traveling with her husband around the world, and spending time with her growing family. Charlene's first love was her was her Lord/Church, second her family, and the third her many friends . If Charlene was not traveling, or at her daughters, she could always be found at church working with the ministry, quilting, going out to lunch, and chatting with her ladies group. Charlene always looked forward to having fun with her morning exercise group of girls. Charlene belonged to Bethany Circle, Chatty Crafters, consisting of ladies from St Paul's United Methodist Church, the Braided River Quilt Group, and the Omaha Quilters' Guild. While many of Charlene's quilts were made for family, she also enjoyed making Prayer Shawls, Quilt's of Valor for Veterans, and quilts for organizations to auction. Charlene was a member of Harry Bossard American Legion Post 32, Papillion NE.

Visitation will be St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 324 South Jackson St., Papillion NE from 4 to 7 PM on July 30, 2018. A funeral service will be held at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Papillion, July 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with luncheon to follow. Those wishing to remember Char may do so through memorials to Visiting Nurse Association/Hospice, 12565 West Center Road, Suite 100, Omaha NE 68144. Burial, with full military honors, will be held July 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Omaha VA National Cemetery in Omaha, NE.


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charlene E Gustin

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Donna Dunning

August 12, 2018

I am so very sorry for all of you, and being an identical twin myself, my heart aches for you, Sharon. Please know that you are in my thoughts even as a prayer is on my lips. With profound and loving sympathy, Donna

Carol Adamire/Hartman

August 3, 2018

I always remember Charlene as a twin of 4 sets in our classes.
Charlene and Sharon
Myself: Carol and ~Carl in heaven ~
Betty and Peggy
Dawn and Donna

I always thought it was so fun and special to have 4 sets of twins in our years at North Penn. Charlene and Sharon were so sweet and smiling, with quite spirits.
Charlene will be greatly missed by all her loved ones and those who's lives she touched. She was so accomplished.
I am so happy she is in heaven with family and the glory of God. Blessings and joy are now her life. My heart goes out to her family and esp. Sharon... there are no words to describe the loss of your twin. I will pray deeply for her.

Love and the Spirit of Peace be your portion this coming year.
Carol Adamire/Hartman
I am sorry the photo is blurry from the sizing enlargement, but I hope your still enjoy it.

Tom Teckmeyer

July 30, 2018

Great memories of a great lady and a great life.
Honored to have been her friend.
Tom, Lori, Grant, Bryce and Jared Teckmeyer

Joan(Peach) Frederick

July 28, 2018

To all of Charlene's family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Charlene. I met her in 1963 when we began nurses' training at Lankenau. We shared the ups and downs of training for 3 years then continued our friendship. I was always happy to get a call that she was back east so we could get together. Our last lunch on May 7 was bitter sweet. She shared her diagnosis but also that she was ready to go even though others ,including me, were not ready to lose her. We talked, shared stories,laughed and talked about her end. I will miss those calls, her infectious laugh and her matter of fact faith filled personality. I know that she is with her Lord but I will always miss her. In love and caring, Joan (Peach) Frederick