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Elois S. Chambers, 72, died at 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born April 6, 1941, in Henry County, to Doris (Upell) and Loren A. Copus. On Nov. 7, 1959, she married Richard W. Chambers, who survives in Cridersville.
Elois graduated from Liberty Center High Schoolâ€™s class of 1959. She served on the Auglaize county Board of Elections, and was a retired bus driver with the Shawnee and Jefferson County school districts. She volunteered at the Equestrian Therapy Program, was a den mother, and Member of the Elkâ€™s Lodge 54 in Lima. Elois and her husband enjoyed hunting and shooting in a trap league. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and spending time with family, grandchildren and friends.
Mrs. Chambers possessed a Class A CDL license and was a lifetime member of the Owner Operator Independent Driversâ€™ Association. She and her husband operated their own trucking company as a team and had traveled to the lower 48 states together. She was proud of the fact that they hauled the NFL footballs for Wilson Sporting Goods for the past 13 years, and also did the Super Bowl runs. This year Wilson awarded them tickets to the NFL Experience, Tailgate Party, and the Super Bowl. They also attended the Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. They enjoyed visiting Elks Lodges around the country especially when doing the Super Bowl runs.
She is survived by three children, Wayne Chambers, of Toledo, Shelly Diepenbrock, of Lima, and Cindy Terwilliger, of Sidney; four grandchildren, Ryan (Tina) Diepenbrock, Greg (Trisha) Diepenbrock, Keith (Tasha) Chambers, Emily Diepenbrock; 10 great-grandchildren, Meranda Chambers, Myleigh Chambers, Rylan Diepenbrock, Vance Diepenbrock, Eli Coil, Kali Coil, Shannan Copeland, Ronald Terwilliger, Eric Terwilliger, and Nicole Terwilliger; and a brother, Kenneth (Bev) Upell, of Liberty Center.
She is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ronald Terwilliger.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge 54, 302 W. North St., Lima.
Private Memorial Service to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Equestrian Therapy program, 22532 Bowsher Road, Cridersville.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandson.com.
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