Verlie Lillie Chambers of Zeigler, Illinois, May 31, 1921 – July 20, 2019

Verlie Lillie Chambers, 98, of Zeigler, Illinois, passed away early morning, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at her residence.
She was born May 31, 1921, in Elgood, West Virginia to John Lewis and Barbara Ellen (Conner) Blankenship and they have preceded her in death.
Verlie married Thomas Chambers on November 27, 1936, in Engleside, West Virginia and he preceded her in death on August 26, 1985. She is also preceded in death by her son, Arthur R. Chambers; two son-in-law’s, Daniel Watkins and Kenneth Clawson; two daughters-in-law’s, Nancy Chambers and Ethel Chambers; seven brothers and two sisters; one granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her four daughters, Maggie E. Hayes of Zeigler, IL., Patsy J. Clawson of Zeigler, IL., Frances Watkins of Zeigler, IL., and Geri Chambers, San Francisco, CA; one son, John “Pete” Thomas Chambers, Wilmington, Delaware; two sisters, Martha Sole of Norfolk, Virginia, and Sarah Pettery of Norfolk, Virginia; one brother, Sidney Blankenship of Lima, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother.  Verlie enjoyed reading the Bible, gardening, canning, sewing, spending time with family.  
Visitation for Mrs. Chambers will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 26, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Zeigler, 106 South Pine Street, Zeigler, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., at the church following visitation with the Rev. Seth Schlag officiating.  Entombment will take place at the Zeigler Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Mrs. Chambers are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Zeigler.
Vantrease Funeral Homes, Inc. of Zeigler and Royalton is entrusted with the arrangements.