Daniel Allen Chambers

Daniel Allen Chambers went to be with the Lord atÊOdd Fellows Rebecca Nursing Home in Mattoon, Ill.ÊonÊOct. 23Êat the age ofÊ72. DanÊis preceded in death byÊhis parents, Fred and Lavonia (Bonnie) Chambers. DanÊwas born inÊSmithville, Ind.Êon April 11, 1941.ÊDanÊgraduated fromÊSmithville High School inÊ1959.ÊHe graduated from Kentucky Christian UniversityÊin Grayson. He served as a minister for 25 years.ÊDan also served as an interim minister. He served as a full-time minister to El Bethel Christian Church in Owenton. Dan went to Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Ind. to learn the heating and air-conditioning trade.ÊHe taught HVAC at Hoosier Hills Vocational High School in Bloomington, Ind.ÊDan worked for Siscoe Heating and Air Conditioning and All Seasons Heating and Air Conditoning. DanÊis survived byÊhisÊlovingÊwife Nancy ofÊ52Êyears. They were married inÊSmithville, Ind.ÊonÊJune 16, 1962. DanÊis also survived byÊhis son, David A. and Wendy (Ryan) Chambers of Charleston, Ill., his daughter, Dana S. and Donald Conley of Hagerstown, Md.; five grandchildren, Danielle (Ryan) Baker of Liberty Center, Ohio, David T. Conley of Lynchburg, Va., Donna Jo Conley of Hagerstown, Md., Ryan Chambers of Charleston, Ill. and Destiny Conley of Hagerstown, Md. and one great grandson; Braylen Baker of Liberty Center, Ohio. After Dan's retirement, he and Nancy moved to Ashmore, Ill. to be closer to their son David.ÊDuring this time, they traveled back and forth between Ashmore and Hagerstown, Md. to be with their daughter Dana and family.ÊDan had to enter the nursing home in Mattoon, Ill. because of his health in 2011.Ê He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing his guitar and singing the old gospel hymns.ÊDan's greatest passion was sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The funeral service was held at Allen Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 with Pastor Don Conley and Pastor Dale Kendle officiating.ÊA burial service followed at Smithville Cemetery in Smithville, Ind. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
Published in The Owenton News-Herald from Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, 2013