October 24, 2002

Helen Chambers Celebrates 100th Birthday

Helen Chambers was honored guest at a very gala affair October 5, at which time her 100th birthday was celebrated. The event was held at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Memphis beginning with a family dinner at noon for approximately 90 family members and close friends. The dinner was catered by Westerns of Greentop.

At the head table with Mrs. Chambers were her three sisters, Dorothy Bendlage of Homer, IL, Estalene Kugler of Arbela, and Grace Cameron of Memphis; Mrs. Chambers' dear friend and former neighbor, Augusta Russell of Gorin; her former pastor, Rev. Eloise Marx of Knox City; daughters, Marjorie and Virginia and their spouses.

An open house was held in the afternoon. Nearly 200 persons were present to congratulate the honoree on this very special day. Relatives from 15 states, including two from Alaska, attended.

The family has established a Helen M. Chambers Scholarship in her honor. To be eligible to participate, you must be a young person active in a Methodist Church in the Scotland County Larger Parish. The Larger Parish Board will choose the recipient. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, or you need added information, you may contact Scotland County Larger Parish, No. 10 Broadview Dr., Kirksville, MO 63501.

For the last few years, Mrs. Chambers has resided at Scotland County Care Center. She takes an active part in most Center activities, especially enjoying bingo and cooking classes. In earlier years her interests included gardening and flowers, quilting and tatting, reading and writing letters.

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