Donald V. Chambers

Donald V. Chambers, 77, Friendly, W.Va., formerly of Hillsboro, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the Arbors of Marietta.

Born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio, he was the son of the late Guy and Helen Szenish Chambers. He was a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor in Agriculture. Don was a project manager in construction, working for McCarty Architects and Higgins and Construction Company. He was past president of parish council at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro, Ohio, where he was on council for over 15 years, and was past president of Highland County Antique Tractor Club. He enjoyed woodworking, farming and his antique car, a Model A 1931 Ford.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Waters Wells, Friendly, W.Va.; two daughters, Kristine (Kraig) Walker of Mowrystown, Ohio, and Kathleen (Bridget) O’Connor of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; one son, Keith (Carol) Chambers of Hillsboro, Ohio; one step-son, Dr. Marvin L. Wells (Randy) of Friendly, W.Va.; one step-daughter, Darlene (Allen) Morgan of Friendly, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Courtney and Ross Chambers, all of Hillsboro, Ohio, Regan and Hannah Walker of Mowrystown, Ohio, Guy and Isaacs Chambers of Leesburg, Ohio, and Michael Kelly of Texas; two step-grandchildren, Jason Morgan of Hampton, Va., and Zachary Morgan of St. Marys, W.Va.; two sisters, Alice (Jim) Holleran of Petersburg, Ohio, and Dora May (Jack) Tippens of Davis, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Chambers; and one son, Kevin Chambers.

Services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Bill Dawson and Pastor Kraig Walker officiating. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, March 9, at the Father Leuhmann Parish Center in Hillsboro, Ohio, with a Mass beginning at noon. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro, Ohio. There will be a reception following the burial at the Parish Center.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., is handling the West Virginia arrangements, and Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of the Ohio arrangements.

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