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Edna Chambliss

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 
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 .



Source: 
Date: 7-1-2009
Submitted by: Ken Richardson



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