Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, 10 Sep 1997
          Howard J. Chambers,  72, Shelbyville, died today at Major Hospital.  Born on Oct. 18, 1924, in Shelby County, he was the son of  Howard and  Jessie (Colby) Chambers.  On June 9, 1973, he married  Mavern (Courtney) Chambers,  and she survives.
          Mr. Chambers retired in 1983.  He had been a truck driver for Commercial Freight Co. for 27 years.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of Flat Rock Christian Church; Shelbyville American Legion Post No. 70; Shelbyville Eagles Lodge; Norristown Masonic Lodge; and Sahara Grotto, Indianapolis.
          Survivors include his wife, Shelbyville; two sons,  James R. Chambers,  Greenfield, and  Ronald Chambers,  Illinois; a daughter,  Micki Chambers,  Waldron; two stepdaughters,  Lou Ann Kremer  and  Judy Vaughn,  both of Shelbyville; a stepson,  Eric McVey,  Shelbyville; and 18 grandchildren; and stepgrandchildren.
          A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Cremation will follow.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, August 17, 1998
Alma I. Chambers, 94, Shelbyville, died Saturday.
Born Aug. 23, 1903, in Chicago, d/o  John E. and Elizabeth (Polk) Chambers.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School and from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, Phi Beta Kappa member.  Graduated from the Grand Central School of Art, New York, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
Employed as advertising manager for the former Chambers Corp. in Shelbyville, where she promoted cooking schools and demonstrated the Chambers gas range, which her father invented in 1909.
Morris B. Sachs Advertising Agency, Chicago, and the Reed Landis Advertising Agency, Chicago.
Member of First Baptist Church, Junior Coterie, Tri Kappa sorority, all of Shelbyville, and several women’s groups of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Former member of the Columbia Club and Propylaeum, Indianapolis.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, with the Revs. Thomas Bartley and James Horner officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Memorial contributions:  First Baptist Church, the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library, Grover Museum or Denison University.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Kalamazoo  Gazette
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Friday November 16, 1962
Mr. Phillip A[rdell] Chambers, 8715 Portage Road, died Thursday morning.
Born April 4, 1885 in Little Rock, Arkansas; resident here for the past 50 years.
Retired carpenter and was a member of the Lake Center Bible Church.
Survived by his wife, Elizabeth L.; one grandson, Larry A. Chambers, both of Kalamazoo and one sister, Mrs. Susan Chambers  of Santa Cruz, California.
Truesdale South Chapel, South Westnedge at Milham, Rev. Grant Schrauger officiating.
Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.
Shelby County, Indiana Marriages
Phillip A. Chambers & Elizabeth L. Roest
June 13, 1908 Book 19 page 277
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Don Byland
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday August 27, 1953
Local Woman Dies After illness of One year
          Last rites have been arranged for  Mrs. Jessie K. Chambers, 64, lifelong resident of Shelby County.  Mrs. Chambers died at her home, 616 W. South St. Friday at 12:20 p.m. following an illness of one year.
          The daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Robert German,  Mrs. Chambers was born in Brandywine township on October 6, 1888.  In October, 1905, she was married to  Robert (Lon) Chambers, who survives.  Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Jessie Andis  of this city.
          The funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sleeth Funeral Home with Rev. W. E. Forster Jr. officiating.  Interment will be in the Boggstown cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:00 o'clock this evening.  Neighbors are requested to omit flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Daily  Republican
Monday, February 14, 1887
Page 1, column 4
          Susan Agnes [McNamar] Chambers  was born on March 6th, 1848, and departed this life on February 9, 1887, aged thirty-eight years, ten months and three days.  Mrs. Chambers united with the Baptist Church when but fourteen years of age.  She was united in marriage with  Lewis Chambers on December 28, 1871, after which she united with the M.E. Church at Flatrock, Indiana, in the communion of which she lived a faithful member to the end.  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
written by Rev. L. N. Jones 
[Buried Roberts Chapel Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff

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