Lois M. Chaney, 97, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor.
She was born November 13, 1915, in LaSalle, Colorado, the daughter of William Samuel Jeffries and Nettie Ann (Morhrle) Jeffries. On June 14, 1936, in Denver, Colorado, she married Thomas Edgar Britt, and he preceded her in death on August 12, 1974. She later married Ralph Henry Chaney, on November 7, 1984, and he preceded her in death on November 25, 2012.
Mrs. Chaney and her first husband moved to Leeton, Mo., from Colorado and established a Grade A Dairy Farm. She later worked for Gerbes Supermarket in Windsor for 13 years, retiring in 1967. She enjoyed doing volunteer work for Hospice and the Windsor Senior Center, where she played in the Senior Center Kitchen Band for 12 years. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor, and a current member of the Green Ridge Baptist Church, Green Ridge, Mo. She accepted Jesus as her Savior when she was a child, and served Him faithfully as long as she was able, teaching Sunday school, Bible classes and in other areas of the church.
Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Lani Kelly, Klamath Falls, Oregon; granddaughter, Shulley Watters, Klamath Falls, Oregon; 3 great-grandsons: Billy White, and his wife, Nikki; Justin Hermonson; Thomas James Watters; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Imogene Bickling, Greeley, Colorado; 2 step-daughters, Sue Ellen Austin, Mexico, Mo.; Shirley Brown and her husband Larry, Sedalia, Mo.; 5 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her only child, Thomas James Britt, in 1959; 2 sisters and a brother.
Graveside services will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, with Rev. Bill Tally officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Green Ridge Baptist Church or the Windsor Senior Center and contributions may be left at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com
Hadley Funeral Home
405 East Benton
Windsor, MO 65360
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Jan. 5, 2013