|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1917|
|Death: ||Feb. 27, 2012|
EAST PEORIA, IL - Esther Juanita Chamberlain, of Morris, the mother of an East Peoria man, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Park Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Morris, Ill.
She was born Nov. 23, 1917, to the late John and Ada (Foster) Spiegel in Wethersfield, Ill.
She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the War of 1812, United Methodist Women, Home Extension, Morris Women's Club and Eastern Star.
She was an avid genealogist and took great pride that a grandparent served in the Civil War.
In 1935, she received a scholarship to the University of Illinois and studied home economics. She is a graduate of Arizona State University.
In 1937, she married her husband, Jess L. Chamberlain, an electrical engineer and agricultural student at the University of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985; her brother, Raymond, and his wife, Frances; and her brother, John Lawrence Spiegel.
She has two nieces, Karen and Ruth, and a nephew, Forrest. She is survived by her son, Robert Bruce Chamberlain of East Peoria, Ill., and his wife, MaryAnn; grandchildren, Michael, Robert and David Chamberlain; and nine great-grandchildren; her daughter, Ellen C. Hanson, and her husband, John V. Hanson of Morris, Ill.; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Martin) Burkard of Carillo, Calif.; and their children, Tor and Arik Burkard and John Michael and Richard (Jasmin) Hanson; and her son, Jess (Jean) Chamberlain of Chandler, Ariz.
Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on March 1, 2012
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
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