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Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013)

She was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the matriarch of a large, respected family with deep roots in Adair and Russell Counties of South Central Kentucky. She was a homemaker.
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Rena Chumbley age 93 years of Russell County, KY, formerly of Adair County passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 1:05amCt at her home.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11amCT/12pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Cliffort Dehart officiating. Interment will be in Adair County, KY, at Freedom Cemetery, 576 Freedom Church Road, Russell Springs, KY. The family requests visitation after 4:30pmCT/5:30pmET on Monday, September 9, 2013, at Stotts-Phelps-McQuearyFuneral Home.

Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013)

She was born on Thursday, February 5, 1920 in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Olie & Eliza Kerr Bryant. She died Saturday, September 7, 2013, in Russell County, KY, at the age of 93 years, 7 months, and 2 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Foster and was later married to Albert Chumbley who preceded her in death; she was preceded in death by four children, Avery Foster, Alice Veatch, Imogene Foster, Clarene Kelsay and one sister Dorothy Foster.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son: Finis Foster of Columbia, KY

  • Two daughters: Janice Beard and Irene Burton of Russell Springs, KY

  • One sister: Deltris Cravens of Columbia, KY

  • Twenty-one grandchildren

  • Several great grandchildren

  • Several great-great grandchildren

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
She was a homemaker. Send a condolence to the family of Rena Chumbley

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

This story was posted on 2013-09-07 16:02:36
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Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013)

2013-09-07 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Rena Chumbley, Russell County, KY (1920-2013)

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