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
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 cemetery.
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