Obits: Bessie Alberta Chambers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bessie Alberta Chambers

Bessie Alberta “Bert” Shoemaker Chambers, 94, of Harmony died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Autumn Care of Statesville.

She was born Sept. 9, 1919, in Gary, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles Robert Shoemaker and Carrie Elizabeth Roark Shoemaker. She was a member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church, was a member of the Clarksbury Homemakers Club and a retired sales clerk from Woolworth’s in New Jersey.

She was also preceded in death on Dec. 18, 1998, by her husband, Ralph James Chambers, whom she married on Sept. 2, 1939; 3 sisters, Margaret S. Bowen, Frances S. Fritz, and Stella S. Yates; and a brother, John Shoemaker.

Survivors: 2 sisters, Mary Nell Jewell of Harmony and Joan S. Chambers of Elkton, Md.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service celebrating her life were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at Clarksbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mandy Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Monday, July 21, in the Ernest Troutman Memorial Chapel of Reavis Funeral Home in Harmony.

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Memorials: Clarksbury UMC, 924 E. Memorial Hwy., Harmony, 28634.