John Chambers Sr.
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LINCOLN -- John W. Chambers Sr., 91, of
Lincoln, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at 9:35 a.m. at St. Clara's
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral
will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with
Pastor Maurice Stribling officiating.
Burial will be in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New
Mr. Chambers retired from the Internal
Revenue Service in Springfield as an Exec III in
operations. He previously was employed with Central
Illinois Electric and Gas, Lincoln Glass Bottle Co.,
Lehn & Fink Products Corp., Logan Farm Service Co.,
Ford County Service Co. in Melvin as assistant
manager, Marion County Service Co. as general
manager, and as executive secretary for Morgan
County Farm Bureau. He was a real estate agent for
Werth Realtors and farmed for a number of years at
Serving in the U.S. Air Force during World War
II, he was a pilot and attained the rank of captain.
He was born Feb. 21, 1919, in New Holland. His
parents were Jim and Annabelle Chambers. He married
Ethel M. Osborn on April 29, 1942, in Victoria,
Texas. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1999.
He is survived by one son, John (and Shirley)
Chambers Jr. of Lincoln; one daughter, Linda (and
Joe) Aiello of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren,
Jason Chambers of Lincoln, Joseph (and Miranda)
Aiello Jr., Michael Aiello, Christi (and Landon)
Knapp and Christopher (and Elizabeth) Aiello, all of
the Houston, Texas area; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter,
He was the last of his immediate family.
He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in
He was a master Mason in the Morgan County Lodge.
He was a graduate of New Holland Community High
School and Lincoln College, where he received his
degree in business administration and mathematics.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart
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