Military veteran

Harry Eugene Chambers, 81, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014.

He was born July 24, 1932, in Beulah, son of Fred and Ellen Chambers. He married Lorene Mansfield and later married Anna Fisher.

Harry grew up on the family farm, where he worked and played with his brothers and sisters. He worked various jobs, one being the Union Biscuit Company in St. Louis. He then spent many years working at the grocery store in Licking.

In January 1953, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He received United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in December 1954 to return home to his family.

Later in life, He moved to Columbia after marrying Anna. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and sitting in a lawn chair in the middle of his yard with a frog gig “mole hunting.” In 2008, he moved to Winona, where he continued to make more friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry; his wife, Anna; two sons, James and Clinton Chambers; two brothers, Dale and Jerry Chambers; and two sisters, Fern Warneke and Helen Miller.

Survivors include four siblings, Donald Chambers of Rolla, Glen Chambers and Cleo Williams of Licking and Patsy Fluehr of Moscow Mills; three children, Udena Bates of Licking, Beth Neth of Batesville, Miss., and Lonnie Chambers of Winona; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, family members.

Memorial services were Saturday, March 22, at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Thomas Hall officiating.

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