Charlotte grew up in Topeka Kansas, the only child of Alva L. and Marian J. Kentzler. As a child she enjoyed roller skating, her petite size made her a favorite partner of the boys in couples skating.
Charlotte attended the University of Kansas where she met Walter Stroker who proceeded her in death. They were married on August 30, 1958. Charlotte worked for Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 35 years.
She is survived by her 4 children, son Allen Stroker his wife Evelyn of Atlanta Ga. and their son Christopher. Daughters Shelley Ezell her husband Neal of Lawrence, Ks and their children Darci and Thomas. Daughter Tonia Anderson her husband Morgan of Lawrence, Ks and their children Kendra,
Branden and wife Casey, Casper and husband Oliver and Tristen. Daughter Collette Manzanares her husband Carlos of Topeka and their children Niko, Cody and Courtney.
Private family services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine St., Lawrence, KS 66044, or Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, 2910 Haskell Ave., Lawrence, KS 66046.