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Robert S. Chamberlain 1947-2019

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Robert Stephen “Bob” Chamberlain, age 71 of Warrensburg died at 8:32 am. Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Decatur Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

A Memorial service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 11:30 am. Friday, January 25, 2019 in the Illini Congregational Church Warrensburg, Illinois with Rev. Dennis Hughes officiating. The family will greet friends at 10:00 am. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Illini Cemetery. Memorials may be made to www.glioblastomafoundation.org or to the Warrensburg Fire Department. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Bob was born in December of 1947 in Effingham, Illinois son of John C. and Mary M. Chamberlain. He attended schools in Shumway and Beecher City, Illinois and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural from SIU, Carbondale, Illinois. Bob worked for the Cooperative Extension Service before becoming a Seed Corn District Manager for many years. Bob was a member of the Corn Items Collectors Association, former Secretary-Treasurer and Co-editor of the Bang Board newsletter. Bob was Austin Township Supervisor for 30 years. He married Carolyn S. Devore in June of 1969 in Shumway.

Surviving is his wife of nearly fifty years, Carolyn S. Chamberlain of Warrensburg, sons, David R. (Deann Drake) Chamberlain of Decatur, Timothy J. (Lindsay) Chamberlain of Austin, Texas, brother, Richard J. Chamberlain of Effingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses of OSF Peoria, Hickory Point Rehab Center, Dr. Kumar and Nurses of 4100 at DMH especially Ella, Angela, and Eleanor. Also thanks to the Warrensburg Fire Department, Cancer Care Support Group, Care Giver’s Support Group and many friends and neighbors for all their help.

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