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Josephine "Jo" Chambers

April 30, 1927 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 94)



Josephine “Jo” Chambers age 94 of Packwood passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021 at her home.

Jo was born April 30, 1927, in Fairfield to Raymond and Ferne (Godwin) Coop.  She married Russell “Ike” Chambers on December 12, 1948.  He passed away April 13, 2002.

Jo was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County with her heritage being the original first settlers in Jefferson County. She had a beauty salon in her home for many years in Packwood.  Jo also worked for the US Postal service.   

Jo was an excellent baker and cook.  Some of her favorites were chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken and meatloaf.  Jo was active in CWF, and when her health allowed, she was very active in the Christian Church and community activities.  Jo followed the Iowa Hawkeyes and attended many of her grandkids sporting events.  What she loved most was spending time with her family and friends and gardening.  She was the most happy in the kitchen with a house full of family.

Jo will be missed by her children, Doug Chambers of Richland, Cindy Bowermaster of Packwood, Kathy (Jerry) Allison of Monroe and Ray (Renota) Chambers of Packwood; 8 grandchildren, Chris (Kim) Bowermaster of Bowling Green, MO, Scott (Christy) Bowermaster of Fairfield, Kori (Matt) Teeter of Monroe, Sami (Sonia) Allison-Rodriguez of Monroe, Alex (Sarah) Chambers of Pleasantville, Brenna Chambers of Packwood, Evan (Lindy) Chambers of Fremont and Nellie Chambers of Missouri; two sisters, Colee Hospers of Iowa City, Rose Hendricks of Fairfield; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Bates of Atlantic; multiple great and great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ferne; husband, Ike; 3 Brothers: one sister, 7 brothers-in-laws, 7 sisters-in-law and one son-in-law.

A memorial will be determined at a later date.



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