Perry "Butch" Chamberlin, 83, Milo, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., following a lengthy illness. He was born March 24, 1927, in Wakenda, Mo., to Herman Porter Chamberlin and Kathryn Juliann Hance Chamberlin. He was married Oct. 16, 1948, in Miami, Okla., to Catherine Cotten and she survives of the home.
Mr. Chamberlin was born in northern Missouri, but moved to Kansas City and spent his youth and early adult life there. He worked for many years at McClare-Norrington Chevrolet in Kansas City in the service and parts department. He later worked for a time at Costas Asphalt in Kansas City, Kan. He moved to Vernon County in 1977, to the family farm, and has resided here since. He was an avid gardener and loved his dogs and other animals that he raised. He considered one of the best parts of his day was having coffee with his friend Jim.
In addition to his wife Catherine, survivors include two sons; two daughters; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 26, at Olive Branch Cemetery, Milo, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating.
Friends may call now and until 9 a.m. on Thursday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society c/o Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772
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