Edna Chambliss, 83, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday,
July 1, 2009, at her home in Mt. Vernon.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1925, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of
Oscar and Lela (Smith) McKowen. She married Ronald E. Chambliss
in Salem in 1954. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2003.
Mrs. Chambliss is survived by two daughters, Sue Ann Jones and
husband Brad of Johnson City, and Jo Carol Woods of Mt. Vernon;
a brother, Nolan McKowen and wife Mary of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren,
Mark Donoho and wife Cara, Amanda Urbaniak, Crystal Dickneite and
husband Brad, Bradley, Matt, Mark and Meagan Jones; great-grandchildren,
Joseph and Joshua Urbaniak, Iris, Ere and Blaze Dickneite and Zared
Donoho; nephews, Nolan Lee and wife Lisa McKowen of Geff, Christopher
McKowen and wife Beth of Salem and Courtney McKowen of Mt. Vernon;
and niece Mary Jane Musgraves and husband Larry of Fairfield.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents;
a son, Ronnie; an infant grand-daughter, Jennifer Woods; and a sister,
Lela Mae McKowen.
Mrs. Chambliss worked from 1969 until her retirement in 1986 at
Mt. Vernon Township High School in the book room and was the school's
bursar. She also enjoyed playing golf, bowling and playing cards.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell
Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Ron Reynolds officiating.
As per her wishes. There will be no visitation and those
attending the service on Saturday are requested to go directly to the
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Hospice of Good Samaritan
Hospital and will be accepted at the Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For more information, you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or
visit www.newellfuneralhome.com .
Submitted by: Ken Richardson