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Ralph E. Chambers, 80, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Sweet Life at Rosehill. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Skradski Funeral Home, 340 N. Sixth St., KCK, with a Prayer Service at 10 a.m. followed by burial at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Ralph's memory to the . Ralph was born to Pauline Margaret Mantel Chambers and Ralph O. Chambers on Nov. 24, 1933, in Kansas City, Kan. He was the grandson of Martin Monroe Chambers and Myrtle Wagoner Lamson Chambers and Johann (John) Mantel and Margaretha (Margaret) Agnitsch Mantel. He has now joined his family in heaven; parents, siblings, Mary, John Francis, Shirley May, Margaret (Pat) Ann, and beloved wife, Marilyn. He attended Holy Family and St. Anthony's Grade School and graduated from Wyandotte High School- Class of 1953. On Dec. 4, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn June Fletcher, daughter of Orrin Clifford Fletcher and Helen (Peggy) Louise Lawrence Fletcher. From that union, they were blessed with two children, Terri Chambers McCord and her husband Kent, and Gary Chambers and his wife Diane. Dad loved his family time with us and his grandchildren, Nick McCord (Jenny), Brett McCord (Megan), Lauren McCord, Erin and Lauren, and great grandchildren, Carter McCord and Eli. Ralph was a veteran of the US Marine Corps, where he was a member of Honor Platoon #206. He worked at Western Electric /AT&T for over 31 1/2 years before retiring in 1987. After retirement, Ralph and Marilyn moved to Warsaw, Mo., where they lived for 21 years before returning to Shawnee, Kan., in 2008. He loved sports, (basketball, baseball) whether it be observing or participating. Besides his loving children and grandchildren he will be greatly missed by his brother-in-law, Richard Fletcher and wife Connie and sister-in-law, Joanne Fletcher. Ralph truly enjoyed family and friends. . . one could tell by the way he always talked about and enjoyed being with his cousins, Mary Lu, Margie, Sharon, Carol Ann, and JoAnn; also his many friends that he embraced at daily lunch at Merriam Community Center and especially his dear friends, Sue and Jewel. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Shawnee Mission Medical Center and Sweet Life at Rosehill for their great care of Ralph. Arr.: Skradski Funeral Home, KCK, (913) 371-1404. www.skradskifh- kc.com
Published in Kansas City Star from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2014
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