Martha E. 'Mert' Chambers

Martha E. "Mert" Chambers, 81, of Marseilles, IL, and formerly of LaFontaine, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Chambers was a 1946 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She had been employed by Delta Electronics before moving in 1962 to Morris, IL, where she was employed by the Federal Paper Board Company and as a route driver for the Morris Daily Herald. She was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church and the First Baptist Church in Morris, IL.

She was born March 28, 1928, in Attica to Raymond and Mazie Morrow Johns. She married William V. "Bud" Chambers on Nov. 12, 1950, in Marion. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1995.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Lessard, of Marseilles, IL; Lisa (Kevin) Wren, of Morris, IL; and Lori (Chris) Urton, of Bloomington, IL; a son, William K. Chambers, of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Robert (Alice) Johns, of LaFontaine; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Calling is Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine. A service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in LaFontaine.