Ann Chamness

Aug 16th, 1933 - Sep 4th, 2018


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Sep. 8th, 2018 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Sep. 8th, 2018 11:00 AM


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Sep. 8th, 2018

Ann Chamness

Marion- Delores “Ann” Chamness, 85, of Marion, passed away at 10:48 AM, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her home in Marion.

Ann was born on August 16, 1933 in Marion to John L. and Kathleen (Dungey) Rader. She married Bill Whiting in 1951 in Williamson County and he preceded her in death in 1980. She married Sam Chamness on July 19, 1993 at the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton, IL. He only preceded her in death on August 13, 2018.

She worked as a pharmacy tech for Parks Pharmacy and Campbell’s Pharmacy in Marion for more than twenty years. She was a Baptist and attended church whenever she could. Ann was civically active and volunteered her time with the Marion VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, baking desserts and driving all over God’s beautiful countryside looking at the changing colors and falling leaves with her beloved husband. She liked the thrill of watching PBR pro bull riding and the peacefulness of a quiet drive to watch deer and spot birds in the refuge.

Survivors include-

Son- Mike Whiting and wife Sherry of Marion
Step- Daughter- Brenda Alcorn and husband Gene of Navarre, OH
13 grandchildren including-
Christopher Whiting and wife Jennifer
Bradley Whiting
Donna Rohr and husband Wayne
Mike Alcorn
Melinda Richardson and husband Brad
Scott Alcorn and wife Susana
Johnathon, Christopher and Tanner Alcorn
Chrissy Stein and husband Ryan
Angela McAnalley and husband James
Dawn Wroblewski and husband Justin
Chelsea Chamness
Many great grandchildren
2 great great grandchildren
Brothers- Jack Rader and wife Karen of CA and Louis Rader and wife Chari of TN
Cousins- Delores and Earl Dungey, Patty (Dungey) Parker and Susan Greer Shelton all of Marion
Numerous nieces and nephews and close friends

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and brothers- Bob and Charles Rader and sisters- Louella Moore and Donna Henke.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Pastor Barbara Vaughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of service, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion.

Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home/ 800 N Market St/ Marion, IL. 62959. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rosetta Petersheim

    From: Apple Creek , Ohio

    Date: September 5, 2018

    Prayers for the family may she Rest In Peace with her Heavenly Father now pain free 🤗

  • Guest: Cheryl Shadowens

    From: Energy , Illinois

    Date: September 6, 2018

    Ann was always so pleasant to talk to and just be around. I will truly miss her and Uncle Sam

  • Guest: Jan Bly

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: September 6, 2018

    I met Ann in 1977 at Parks Pharmacy and we became good friends. We talked honestly, cried quickly and laughed loudly through life. Praying for her family and friends to have peace in knowing she is happy.

  • Guest: Diana Hoover

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 7, 2018

    I will miss your calls telling me sorry that you were calling again but your satellite wasn’t working again and bull riding was coming on. I never minded coming over and fixing it for you and Uncle Sam. RIP

  • Guest: Cristi Rader

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: November 2, 2018

    Aunt Ann, I will always miss you and Sam!

    Cristi Rader (niece)