Margaret Frances "Peggy" Atkinson Chambers, 85 of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Dr. William Burr Atkinson and Sallie Wade Atkinson, died surrounded by her four children at her home at 10:06 a.m. on 18th day of June 2013 during a gentle rain. She was born on June 22, 1927, in Marion County, Ky.
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She was a descendent of a family living in central Kentucky for almost 200 years.
A student of Centre College and the University of Kentucky, she graduated with a degree in art education.
She professed faith in Christ and was a member and elder of Bethel First Presbyterian Church. She was a woman of keen mind, great wisdom, energy and humor. She made her career as a mother and wife. To her children and husband she devoted all the treasures of her kindness, intellect, spirit and fun-loving ways.
She was the first woman elected to the Campbellsville City Council, a fire commissioner, a Junior Miss coach, a local guru of biblical interpretation, a true-blood political centrist, a Grand Life Master bridge player and a genuine friend to so many.
She united in marriage to Dr. Henry Forrest "Hank" Chambers on Dec. 21, 1949. He preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2005.
She is survived by her four children, Dr. Henry F. "Chip" Chambers III and his wife, Dr. Joyce Hansen, of San Francisco, Calif., Beth Overgaauw of Campbellsville, Sue Wallingford and her husband, Jay, of Boulder, Col., and Dr. Andy Chambers and his wife, Dr. Joanna Chambers, of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Will Chambers, Julia Chambers, Ben Overgaauw, Jacob Overgaauw, Trina Overgaauw, Jayce Wallingford, Emma Wallingford, Gabriel Chambers and Sophia Chambers; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Dr. William Wade Atkinson and Elizabeth Atkinson Clements.
Memorial service was Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Bethel First Presbyterian Church in Campbellsville by the Rev. Jim Murphy and the Rev. Dee Wade.
Family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Campbellsville Crisis Relief Center or Hospice of Central Kentucky and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on June 24, 2013