Edith Chamberlin

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Edith Marie Chamberlin, nee Martens, 93, of Advance, MO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born September 17, 1927, in Indiana, died Thursday, January 28, 2021, in Advance, MO.

Edith was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She was a homemaker and loved cooking, baking, knitting, and sewing. Edith enjoyed babysitting, sweets, singing, and laughing. She had a great sense of humor, a big smile, and a bigger heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Chamberlin; her parents, Raymond and Andrea, nee Wille, Martens; a brother, Siegfried “Ziggy” Martens; and a sister, Frieda, nee Martens, Berther.

Surviving are her sons, Mark (Doreen) Chamberlin, Glen Chamberlin (girlfriend, Debara Bradley), John Chamberlin, and Daniel (Dawn) Chamberlin; four grandchildren, Rebecca Chamberlin, Alexander Chamberlin, Zachary (Hannah) Chamberlin, and Henry Chamberlin (girlfriend, Taylor Pruett); a sister, Gabrielle, nee Martens, Traxler; a sister-in-law, Donna Martens; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations for Edith may be made to Preferred Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private funeral services will be held Friday, February 12, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



8 Comments on Edith Chamberlin

Msgr. John Myler said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Please know of my sympathies. I remember visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlin on 17th Street. I will remember her at the altar. May she Rest In Peace. Monsignor J Myler

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lisanne Bartram said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2021 at 5:23 AM

Dear Mark, Glen, John and Danny, I have wonderful memories of your Mom. May your memories of her be a comfort. Fondly, Lisanne Traxler Bartram

  • Annandale
  • NJ
Aunt Carol said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Dear Mark, John, Dan and Glen: Let me express my sincere sympathy to you and your families, on the death of your Mom, Edith. We had many laughs, and good times---especially those that come to my mind, with Grandpa (George). He had clever ways of making one feel great and with your Mom it was her voice. A special complimentary word or two and she was singing her heart out, along with Grandpa, to her heart's content!! With me, it all came rushing back while reading her obituary. Grandpa and I were both born in February and he told me, every year, how special these people are!!! Seeing that your Mom will be buried on Feb. 12, my birthday, do you suppose he was behind that plan to somehow bring her into our "February Celebrity Club?" She is much happier than any of us right now, in that Club House in the sky---called Heaven!! She always spoke highly of Notre Dame (believe she and Fran worked there at one time?) so I will have a Mass said for your Mom, there--by the Holy Cross Priests. Love to all of you--Aunt Carol---and your Uncle Bruce, who is tapping me on the head to include him in my wishes!!! Funny, but it still seems like the proper thing for me to do. If ever in Mishawaka, please stop in to say "Hello!" Okay?

  • Mishawaka
  • IN
Ruth Hinton Sister -in-law said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 5:38 PM

To my nephews. With caring thoughts and prayers at this difficult time may memories bring you peace and comfort. Aunt Ruthie.

  • Plainfield
  • Indiana
Lu Ann Richardson said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 2:35 PM

So very sorry to hear of Aunt Edith's death. Uncle Buddy will be so happy to see her again. Praying for all of you. She was a lot of fun.

  • Edwardsburg
  • Michigan
Jan Chamberlin said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 11:52 AM

Aunt Edith SURE DID have a big heart, big smile, and sense of humor. That was a perfect description, one that I still remember after all these years. I’m sorry for your loss, cousins, but I know she’s happy to be with Uncle Buddy!

  • Michigan City
  • IN
Pat Lee hartwick said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 10:36 AM

I can still see aunt Edith smiling, pulling something out of the oven, as Mark and I set off to catch butterflies in our neighborhood, Walnut Grove,in South Bend, Indiana. A lovely person. Pat Lee Hartwick

  • Grand Rapids
  • Michigan
Lee Richardson said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. It's been a long time since I have seen any of you. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

  • Shipshewana
  • Indiana

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