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Bernice (Martin) Chambers

March 16, 1930 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old



Bernice “Bernie” Chambers, age 92, of  Nashville, formerly ofVilla Grove, Illinois, died on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:10 pm in the East Wing of Washington County Hospital.  She was born in Villa Grove, March 16, 1930, to Jerry and Blanche (Phillips) Martin.  She married Leslie A. Chambers on My 27, 1950.  He proceeded her in death on August 12, 2008. 

Mrs. Chambers worked at Villa Grove State Bank for 24 years, retiring as a cashier in 1995. She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church in Villa Grove and attended Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville with her children.  She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.  

Surviving are her son, Timothy M. Chambers of Nashville and daughter, Leslie Jan (Dave) Wever of White Heath, IL; two grandchildren, Danielle Chambers of St. Louis, and Andrew Chambers of Nashville; many nieces and nephews.  

Mrs. Chambers was proceeded in death by her parents Jerry and Blanche Martin; her daughter in law Pam Chambers; two sisters, Lavonne Haines and Lois Hancock; and one nephew, Stacy Haines.   

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January, 24, 2023 at Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the First Christian Church in Villa Grove with Rev. Mike Zylstra officiating.   Friends may call from 9:30 until service time proceeding the funeral at the church. Burial will follow in the Centennial Cemetery in Villa Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Villa Grove.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

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January 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Styninger Funeral Home
224 S. Washington Street
Nashville, IL 62263

January 26, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
First Christian Church
Route 130
Villa Grove, IL 61956

Funeral Service
January 26, 2023

11:00 AM
First Christian Church
Route 130
Villa Grove, IL 61956


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