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Margaret Leone Chamberlin

December 2, 1922 — May 21, 2018

Margaret Leone Chamberlin, age 95 of Pilot Grove Missouri died Monday, May 21, 2018 at Katy Manor. She was born December 2, 1922 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to Howard and Anna M. Beck.

Margaret began her teaching career in 1941 in a one room schoolhouse in Laclede County, Missouri. She received her undergraduate degree at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She taught school in Missouri for over 45 years in Laclede County, Independence and Pilot Grove.l

One of her greatest joys was spending time on her riding lawnmower until age 90. She loved her flower gardens, butterflies and watching birds. She enjoyed helping her community by maintaining city flower beds and assisting at the Pilot Grove recycling center.

Margaret was an active member of the Pilot Grove Baptist Church by serving as a Sunday School teacher and also as the pianist.

Preceding Margaret in death were her husband Leslie Chamberlin; son James D. Shipman; siblings James Robert, Billy Frank and Helen Beck.

Those surviving Margaret are her sons William D. Shipman and wife Pam, Don R. Chamberlin and wife Jody; dauther in law Janet Shipman; six grandchildren Brett, Kyle, Blake and Kara Chamberlin and Rob and Tim Shipman. She will also be remembered by her special nieces Susan Case Beck, Joyce Adair and nephew Galen Willingham as well as other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and many students.

The family is thankful for the loving care and many kindnesses shown by the staff of Hartmann Village, Katy Manor, Hospice Compassus and Dr. Drew Shoemaker. You truly are the angels among us.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pilot Grove Baptist Church, Gideon's Auxiliary or a donation to a cause close to your heart.

Funeral services for Margaret L. Chamberlin will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Baptist Church in Pilot Grove, Missouri with burial immediately following in Pilot Grove City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018 at Meisnehemer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove, Missouri.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meisenheimer Funeral Home - Pilot Grove
200 Roe Street
Pilot Grove, Missouri 65276

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 24, 2018
1:00 PM

Pilot Grove Baptist Church
Hwy 135
Pilot Grove, Missouri 65276

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