OBITUARY

Ethel "Louise" Chandler

April 27, 1932March 11, 2019
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Ethel Louise Chandler, 86, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, March 11, 2019, surrounded by her family. Ethel was born to Lennie Mae Hamm and Lee Thomas Adkinson on April 27, 1932 in Calvert City, Kentucky.

She and her eight brothers and sisters were raised on a farm in Brookport, Illinois. Growing up, Ethel didn’t take kindly to being around the animals, so she learned how to cook, sew and do many other chores with her mother inside the home. Ethel and her siblings had unique nicknames they called one another and hers was “Tootsie”. In 1950, she graduated from Brookport High School. In 1953, Ethel waitressed at a diner in Kentucky. There, she met a man who ended up being the love of her life. She married Wilson O’neal Chandler in 1954 and they were married for 34 years until his death in November of 1988.

Ethel loved talk on the phone to family and friends daily and if there were phones in heaven, she would be calling.

Ethel leaves behind her son, Michael W. Chandler and wife, Wanda Chandler and daughter, Kathryn E. Skelton and son-in-law, Jeff Skelton all of Mesquite, Texas. Two grandchildren, Corporal Thomas W. Skelton and wife, Erika Skelton of Oceanside, California and Sarah E. Skelton of Mesquite, Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Ethel is preceded in death by her husband, Wilson O’neal Chandler; brothers, Cleo Adkinson, David Adkinson, Thomas Milton Adkinson, Rudy Adkinson, William Earl Adkinson and infant brother and sisters, Leota Elizabeth Stanley, Evelyn Paris and Sylvia Pearcy.

She will be missed by many. Her loved ones take comfort knowing she is in a better place, a place where we can look forward to be going and being reunited someday.

“The moment we take our last breath on earth, we take our first in Heaven” -The Rev. Billy Graham

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ethel "Louise" Chandler

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Carla Paris

March 15, 2019

Aunt Tootsie was also a wonderful ceramic artist who made beautiful ceramic Christmas Trees, Bunnies, Butterflies, and many gifts for her entire family. Her hobbies also included talking on the phone daily to her three sisters everyday. They all loved to talk, share recipes, and keep up with family happenings. Her sisters all had some cute nicknames. Aunt Ethel was Tootsie, I never knew her by any other name. My mom Evelyn nickname was Dood, my Aunt Leota nickname was Tote, and my Aunt Sylvia nickname was Kewpie.
They loved each other and they all loved the telephone. Aunt Tootsie made this Easter Bunny for my mom many years ago. My mom treasured it and it was handed down for me to treasure when my mom passed away. She took such care in every detail of her ceramics and always signed and dated the bottom. Much love sent your way to you all even though I can't be there.

Shannon Wall

March 15, 2019

God be with your family during this time. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace knowing she is no longer suffering.
Hugs,Shannon

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