King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Delores J. Chamness, 76, Fort Madison

Delores J. Chamness, 76, of Ft. Madison passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 4:40 AM at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 21, 1942 in Aurora, IL to Eugene and Luella Shelton Faulkner.  Delores married her high school sweetheart Bill


Chamness and they later divorced.  Together they had eight children. She lived her life her way, with love for her Heavenly Father and her family.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammera Simmons of Iowa and Pamela Kempf of Arizona; five sons, Bob Chamness of Oklahoma, Ray Chamness of Missouri, Dale Chamness of Illinois, John Chamness and Tracey Chamness both of Ft. Madison; twenty one grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her; her lasting love, Bill Chamness; her oldest son, Lester; her brother, Franklin; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial will take place at a later date.

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