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Viola Chambliss

December 21, 1916 — March 26, 2015

Eureka-Viola "Vi" E. Chambliss, 98, of Eureka, IL passed away at 2:05 am on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born in Hodgenville, KY on December 21, 1916 to Richard and Mamie Ashby Edwards. She married Virgil Lee Chambliss on July 15, 1940 in Mount Pleasant, IA. He passed away on July 17, 2011.

Surviving are one son, Jim (Janette) Chambliss of Eureka, IL; four grandchildren, Patrick Chambliss of Chicago; Kelly Chambliss-Kunkle of Chicago; Jill Chambliss of Coppell, TX; Kate DeGroot of Washington, IL; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews all of whom were so very important in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Vi and Virg owned the Ben Franklin variety store in Eureka for many years.

A private family grave side service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Nursing Home.

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Graveside services

MAR 28 (CDT)

Olio Twp
Eureka, IL

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