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Robert L. Chambers

November 25, 1924 — October 8, 2017

Robert L. Chambers, 92, died Sunday (October 8, 2017) at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

He was born on November 25, 1924 in rural Glendale, Kansas, the son of Lee and Florence Mae Shearer Chambers. Robert was raised in the Glendale/Tescott area, graduating from Glendale High School. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army. He married Lois Larsen on December 27, 1946 in Topeka, Ks.

After being discharged from the military Robert attended Kansas State University. The Hesston Corporation had just opened in 1955 when he went to work there. He would remain there for 30 years as an Inventory Control Supervisor until retiring in 1985.

For over 50 years Robert was involved with Newton Boy Scout Troop 111, and was very proud of his involvement with scouting. Through the years he had also been a member of the Newton Masonic Lodge, a leader in DeMolay, First United Methodist Church, and the Harvey County Democratic Party. Robert was an avid K-State fan and bowler as well as enjoying time in his garden. After retiring Robert and Lois enjoyed taking bus tours across the country.

Survivors include two sons Timothy Chambers and wife Connie of Hutchinson, Ks., Steve Chambers and wife Vicki of Elk City, Okla.; two daughters Vickie Dyck and husband Leroy of Newton, Chris Lehr of Wichita; brother Ronald Chambers of Oxford, Ks., sister Joanne Stephan of Kansas City, Ks.; grandchildren Stephanie (Dyck) and Brian Brown, Jessica (Dyck) and David Evans, Emily Dyck, Sarah (Chambers) and Pat Senger, Carrie Chambers, Margaux Enzone, Staci (Chambers) and Blake Wedel, Jeremy Chambers, Traci Chambers, Kimberly (Chambers) and Will Tate, Sean and Jennifer Lehr; and 14 great grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; wife Lois on June 10, 2013; brother Richard; and grandson Kevin Chambers.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Sunday (October 15, 2017) where the family will greet friends between 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday (October 21, 2017) at the Kansas Christian Home in Newton. Private family inurnment will take place at the Navarre, Kansas cemetery.

A memorial has been established with the Boy Scouts of America. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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