Funeral services for Bessie Irene Chastain, 78, Eudora, KS will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow in Olathe Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Mrs. Chastain died July 7, 2011 at the University of Kansas Hospital.
She was born on October 8, 1932 in Cleveland, TN the daughter of James and Pearl (Gibson) Standridge.
She was as a homemaker. She worked at Golden Age Lodge in Kansas City, KS as a Nurses Aid.
She married John C. Chastain on December 21, 1947 in Dalton, GA. They moved to the Kansas City, Kansas area in 1951 and raised seven children. John survives of the home.
Other survivors include seven children, Linda Morrison and husband, Steve, Raymore, MO, Ann McMillian, Leavenworth, KS, David Chastain and wife, Patty, Eudora, KS, Danny Chastain, Corpus Christi, TX, Susan Vogel and husband, Rick, St. Louis, MO, Judy Meli, Olathe, KS, Steven Chastain, Kansas City, KS, two sisters, Elizabeth Arp, Cleveland, TN and Brenda Black, Athens, TN; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.