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202 N. 4th
P.O. Box 304
LA CYGNE, KS 66040
Phone: 913-757-2035
Shirley Chambers

Shirley Ann "Mammie" Chambers

Saturday, March 9th, 1935 - Friday, August 16th, 2019
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Shirley Ann Chambers, 84, amazing Mother, Grandmother ,Great Grandmother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Mammie to many passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Friday, August 16, 2019 at Prairie Elder Care Home in Overland Park Kansas.
Shirley was born in Fort Scott, Kansas March 9, 1935 to Cleatis Carl and Thelma Mae (Cummings) Duncan. She had to drop out of high school with the passing of her mother when she was sixteen. She then helped raise her younger siblings. She worked at the local drug store counter and Mercy Hospital. The nuns at Mercy taught her to make pies which was just the beginning of her famous pie making skills. Being from a family with little means she would buy a yard of fabric after receiving her paycheck on Fridays and go home and make a skirt for a date that night. She was a self-taught master chef, baker, gardener, artist, seamstress, designer and entertainer. She married William (Bill) Gerald Chambers on September 12, 1953. They moved to Johnson County and raised their family. Bill and Shirley opened and operated many companies during their 52 years of marriage. In 1991 they moved to LaCygne, Kansas for their retirement. She loved to host her famous brunches and that love grew into hosting luncheons, showers and weddings. She believed everyone deserved the wedding of their dreams and she made sure they did.
Her wisdom and comforting nature always shined through as with the passing of her husband, she said In memory there is a resurrection of the life of a spirit. Memory is our hold on to the past, our solace in the present and our hope in the future. When you think of Shirley may you remember her love, kindness, generosity and tenacity she had for life. May her smile illuminate your path and brighten your way.
She is extremely proud of her family and the love they have for one another. She loved teaching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren life lessons. She loved unconditionally and had the most giving spirit, a true disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ. Her love for him was evident in every part of her daily life. She was a true follower of Christ and lived in his word.
Shirley is survived by her brother; Dean (Barbara) Duncan of LaCygne, Kansas ,Sister in laws: Jaunita (Chambers) Long of LaCygne, Kansas, Sue (Moore) Duncan of Overland Park, Kansas, 4 daughters; Ruth Anne Lawrence of Stilwell, Kansas. Susan Gaye (Kenny) Walker of LaCygne, Kansas. Janet Lea (Walt) Eldridge of La Cygne, Kansas. Linda Jo (Steve) Hisel of LaCygne, Kansas. Son; Robert Jerry (Jamie) Chambers of LaCygne, Kansas. 19 Grandchildren: and 44 Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews
She is Proceeded in death by her Parents; Thelma and Carl Duncan, Husband; Bill Chambers, Infant Son; William Gerald Chambers, Jr, Brother; Dennis Duncan, Sisters; Donna (Duncan) Parker, Doris (Duncan)Belcher, Brother In-laws; Joe Chambers, Jim Chambers, Vernon Long, John Parker Sister In-laws: Virginia (Salmon) Chambers, Sally (Bremerkamp) Chambers, Son In-Law; Steve Lawrence
We were blessed to find the perfect home for mom in her final years at Prairie Elder Care. The caretakers and staff took great care of her, showing her love and compassion. Ascend Hospice stepped in and provided much comfort to not only mom but to our whole family. We are so blessed and grateful for them all.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, La Cygne, Kansas. Burial will be Fort Scott National Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 4:30 pm Wednesday at the Church, followed by sharing of memories and visitation until 7 pm at the Church. Contributions are suggested to Grady''s Kids or Shirley Chamber Dementia Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
    819 N 5th
    La Cygne, KS 66040
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 10:00am
    Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
    819 N 5th
    La Cygne, KS 66040
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    Father Barry Clayton
  • Interment

    Fort Scott National Cemetery
    900 E. National
    Fort Scott, KS 66701
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Janet Strack

Posted at 09:58am
My sympathy to all of you. What a wonderful lady that provided such a wonderful of example of living a good life. I have fond memories of my childhood when our family visited and was always in awe of her beauty. Janet (Beasley) Strack

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Posted at 10:11pm
Love- Mark, Linda, Chad, Christi, Kelsea, Tanner, Maddie & Preslee
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Dan Carr

Posted at 08:59pm
My condolences to the family. Shirley will be greatly missed by all. I feel that it was an honor to have known her. She was always so gracious and the perfect picture of class. I have a lot of fond memories from working for her and the kids. God Bless all!

Angela Garcia

Posted at 05:59pm
I believe that it is absolutely possible to walk with angels here on Earth. Without a doubt in my heart, Mammie Chambers was a living miracle of hope, grace, kindness, and love. She was a beacon of light that changed every person whose life she touched and every one of us have beautiful memories of Mammie with her dancing eyes, gentle smile and loving laughter. Kenny, SuSu, Ruthie and the rest of the family, I miss you all and I am sorry I could not be there.
All my love always, Angela Garcia.

Angela S Garcia

Posted at 04:18pm
Mammie ~ I love you and I am I am a different woman because of the time I spent with you, learning from you and being loved by you.
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