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Elaine Chelf, 99, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2020)

Elaine Chelf of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in Greensburg. She was 99 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Rev. Shaun Caudill. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is requested from 11amET until 1pmET on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Elaine Chelf of Campbellsville, daughter of the late John Kessel and Blanch Workins Kessel, was born May 6, 1921 in Bureau County, Illinois.

Elaine was a retired employee of Walmart in Campbellsville at the age of eight-seven. She was also a former employee of CTS Knights in Illinois.

She united in marriage to Woodrow Chelf February 30, 1958 and he preceded her in death June 3, 2006.

Elaine enjoyed crafts and working. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by one son and one daughter: Doug Chelf and wife, Missy of Campbellsville and Marjorie Hubbard of Sandwich, Illinois; ten grandchildren: Austin Chelf, Jeff Shafer, Tonja Miller, Jan Cleary, Kim Young, Kris Holliday, Becky Gibson, Sherry Linton, Tasha Norris and Donnie Beck; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Donnie Kessel of Illinois; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Elaine was also preceded in death by one son and one daughter: Al Gibson and Sandra Bryant and one brother and one sister: John Kessel, Jr. and Jean Nelson.

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

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Elaine Chelf, 99, Campbellsville, KY (1921-2020)

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