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.
Dear Chastain Family…I was very saddened to hear of Bessie’s passing. I have such fond memories of Bessie & John and the whole family from our many years as neighbors on 48th Terr. We speak often at family gatherings about the times of our youth and especially the memories of the Chastain family around the 4th of July. My Deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you all. May GOD Bless and Comfort you at this time. Dave Cantrell
Dear Uncle J. C. & family,
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Bessie’s death. My prayers are be with all of you. My you receive the comfort you need in knnowing that she is at peace, but most of all that she is with our Lord Jesus. She has accomplished a goal each of us are still trying to achieve and that is that some day we will also be with our Lord. When we reach that goal we will be able to see Aunt Bessie’s sweet face and warm smile again, but most of all we will rejoice in being
with our Lord as she is.
With sincere prayer for each of you. Gladys Chastain Clayton
Our prayers are with Bessies family. If there is any thing we can do for Unicle J.C. please let us know. May God bless you and see you all thru this time of sorrow. Love Shirley, (Clifford’s daughter)
“Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
May the love of God and family, and your memories, give you comfort in your time of grief.
Wow, your Mom was gorgeous Susie. I’m sorry we couldn’t be there with you and will pray that you find peace in the coming days.
Now that’s sutble! Great to hear from you.
I knew Mrs Chastain as Linda’s mom. She was just the sweetest gal, never said a harsh thing about anybody. Warm and loving and a dear soul in my memory.
RIP, ma’am. You earned it.
I will miss you Granny. May the Lord keep you as you look down upon us all. I love you,Granny.