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Melva R Chamberlain

February 8, 1926 — October 23, 2023

El Dorado

Melva R. Chamberlain 97, died Monday, October 23, 2023, in El Dorado, Kansas. She was born February 8, 1926, in Ellsworth, Kansas to Allan and Freda (Milbradt) Sheridan. On November 29, 1945, she married Willard Chamberlain at Rosston, Arkansas and he preceded her in death.

Melva attended First Baptist Church in Newton before moving to El Dorado to be closer to family. She was a retail clerk at the former J.C. Penny store in Newton and served elders working in the Kitchen at the Newton Presbyterian Manor. She and her husband were actively involved and supported the Newton Area Senior Center. Traveling was a great joy, and she especially enjoyed her time exploring the East coast.

Melva’s greatest joy was family and she looked forward to spending time with her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation for the care given to Melva by the staff of Interim Healthcare and Hospice

She is survived by her daughters Vicky Wiebe and Connie Brown; son Wayne Chamberlain; two sisters Edith Hummer and Sharon Scott. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Melva is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Dean Sheridan.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2023, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Greg Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or Disabled Veterans of America.
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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Petersen Family Funeral Home

215 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Petersen Family Funeral Home

215 N Main St, Newton, KS 67114

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

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