Melbourene “Jackie” Spears Chumley

Birth
Bond County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Feb 2017 (aged 103)
Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Burial Coffeen, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 176747588 · View Source
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The Journal-News
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Melbourene “Jackie” Spears Chumley, 103, of Coffeen died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Nokomis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Pastor Lonnie Bruce officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until service time.

Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen.

Mrs. Chumley was born on Nov. 26, 1913, in rural Bond County, the daughter of the late Levi and Nellie (Harrison) Spears. She married Newell Chumley on June 3, 1942, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 2002.

She was a homemaker, and had owned and operated a restaurant in Coffeen during the 1950s. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, collecting dolls and had raised foster children.

Mrs. Chumley was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Litchfield and a past member of the Chapman Ladies Aide.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy Frerk of Witt; one son, Joe Chumley of Conway, AR; nine grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 31 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and sister, Betty McBride of Bethany.

Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Chumley was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tina Hervol and Stacey Snider; one great-great-granddaughter, Breezy Romero; one daughter-in-law, Tommie Chumley; six brothers; and one sister.

Memorials may be made to Quad City Hospice or Paws Care.


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  • Created by: LJBC
  • Added: 26 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176747588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melbourene “Jackie” Spears Chumley (26 Nov 1913–20 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176747588, citing Shiloh Cemetery, Coffeen, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by LJBC (contributor 46940958) .