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Amy Zelma Chatham

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Amy Zelma Chatham, 91, Atwood, Ill., was welcomed by her Savior on Jan. 13, 2009.

She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Center Point, to Terry and Vinnie (Boyce) Crafton, and married Charles W. Chatham on June 1, 1935.

Over the years, Amy and her late husband Charles owned and operated a small neighborhood grocery store and owned and operated a restaurant in Brazil. She was known for her pies. She and her late husband wintered in Florida until his death in 1987.

After her husband's death, she moved to Atwood, Ill., to live with her daughter and son-in-law.

Amy was very active in her later years. She loved to travel and was involved in many activities with her family and friends until her health prevented her from participating in those activities.

Amy is survived by son Charles (Bill) Chatham, Wisconsin, daughter Karen D. Litteral and son-in-law Garry R. Litteral, Illinois, daughter-in-law Maryellen Chatham, Brownsburg, grandchildren Steve Chatham and wife Linda, Christ Chatham and wife Patty, Nick Chatham and wife Cari, all of Wisconsin, Bev Riddle and husband Mark, Chris Litteral and wife Missy, of Illinois, and Brian Litteral and wife Shelly of Utah, 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, brothers Merle Crafton, Lewis Crafton and Terry Crafton Jr., sister Wanita West, all of Indiana, several nieces and nephews and extended family members and beloved friends.

Amy was preceded in death by her parents Vinnie and Terry Crafton, husband Charles William Chatham, son Larry Warren Chatham, daughter-in-law Mary Chatham, grandson Anthony John Chatham and Andrew John Litteral, siblings Warren Crafton, Norma Jean Crafton, Glen Crafton, Joan LeMay, Carol Montgomery, Ann Kroeger, Marie Crafton, Lloyd Crafton and Lela Crafton.

Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. (EST), Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the Lawson-Miller Memorial Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, with Pastor Willard Kauffman officiating.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Summit Lawn Cemetery, Brazil.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amy's church of the last several years, Eagle Mountain Assembly of God, PO Box 135, Tuscola, Ill., 61953-0135.