Hazel V. Chamness

May 22nd, 1919 - Dec 19th, 2015


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Dec. 28th, 2015 10 am - 11 am


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Dec. 28th, 2015 11 am


Pleasant Grove Memorial Cemetery

Mon, Dec. 28th, 2015

Hazel V. Chamness

Hazel V. Chamness, age 96, of Marion, passed away at 9:02pm on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Herrin Hospital. 

Hazel was born in Williamson County on May 22, 1919, the daughter of Everett Malcolm and Virtle (Schaubert) Rich. She married Clay Maxwell Chamness in Missouri in 1938. He preceded her in death in 1982. 

Mrs. Chamness was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was of Baptist faith. Hazel enjoyed cooking and doing crafts, but her passion in life was caring for her family.  

Survivors include-

Son- Larry and Margaret Chamness of Dexter, MO

Son- Ron and Judy Chamness of Marion

Three Grandchildren- Greg Drury of Marion

     Julie and Danny Beasley of Ecuador

     Michael and Johanna Chamness of Crab Orchard

Six Great Grandchildren- Cecile and Dustin Hill

     Jacob and Clayton Chamness

     Amber Ray

     Jared Beasley

One Great Great Granddaughter- Charlotte Hadcroft

Three Brothers- Jim and Carol Rich of Berkeley, IL

     Lloyd Rich of Marion

     Floyd and Joyce Rich of Creal Springs

Sister- Loretta Sue Rich of Marion 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson- Jason Chamness, and seven brothers- Paul, Charles, Erskine, Roy, Harold, Elmer, and Everett Rich, Jr.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ivan Ryan officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Cemetery in Murphysboro. Visitation will be held from 10-11am on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home. 

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Fisher House. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N. Market Street; Marion, IL 62959. 


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  • Guest: kathy rich

    From: Lombard, Illinois

    Date: December 28, 2015

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of My Aunt Hazel. I have many, many, good memories of her. She really was all about putting family first. She was meek, humble, loving, kind, and generous, hard working, and also a GREAT cook !! Although she may be gone, she will never be forgotten.