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Ila Chewning, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2020)

Ila Chewning of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020. She was 90 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Minister Fella Wilson. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Ila Chewning of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Savannah Rollo Martin and Nella Patton Martin, was born April 23, 1930 in the Lemmon's Bend Community of Taylor County.

She professed faith in Jesus Christ and was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church where she was a faithful member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Ila worked as a set sleeve operator twenty-nine years before retiring from Fruit of the Loom to become a full-time grandma. Prior to her Fruit of the Loom career, she worked for General Telephone and the Corner Drug Store.

She loved canning, quilting, embroidering, crafts, gardening and taking care of her flowers, especially her beautiful roses. She enjoyed cooking and spoiling family and friends with favorite country style meals and desserts. Favorite activities also included playing Rook and Skip-Bo. As long as family and friends were involved, she would spend countless hours assisting and entertaining. Her family was her number one priority and real joy.

Ila is survived by two sons and one daughter: Randall Chewning and wife, Dawn of Nicholsville, David Chewning and wife, Jennifer and Marcella Williams of Campbellsville;

Two step-children: Don Chewning of Texas and Linda Cross of Tennessee; four grandchildren: Tiffany Pickett and husband, Ben, Nikki Wilson and husband, Justin and Matthew Chewning of Nicholasville and John Chewning and fiance, RaeAnn Stafford of Campbellsville; five great-grandchildren: Bo, Cooper and Millie James Pickett and Landon and Emilee Wilson of Nicholasville; one sister, Neva Richerson and husband, Max of Campbellsville; one brother-in-law, David Gupton of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Glenda Gupton, an infant brother, Roger Martin and one step-son, Richard Chewning.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Hosparus of Green River, Gideon Bibles or Woodlawn Christian Church and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Ila Chewning, 90, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2020)

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