Kraeer-Becker Funeral Home and Cremation Center

217 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL


Amy Chalker

October 22, 1937October 12, 2019

Amelia Sinclair Chalker from Deerfield Beach, Florida was born October 22nd, 1937 to Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Sinclair in Winter Haven, Florida and passed away October 12th, 2019.

She graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1955 and continued her education at Florida State with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education in 1958.

In 1959, Amelia married her college sweetheart, Barney E. Chalker, Jr. Their joy in life is their son, Bradley Edward Chalker of Deerfield Beach and their daughter Elizabeth Lane Chalker of Lighthouse Point. They have two grandsons, Bradley Eric Chalker of North Carolina and Robert Lee Chalker of Deerfield Beach. She is survived by two nieces, Marcia Yolman and Melanie Folsom (Frank) of Pompano Beach and a nephew Mark A. Cope (Cynthia) of Anderson, S.C. Also grand nieces and nephews.

Amelia was a devoted and loyal daughter, wife, mother and grandmother and her love and devotion for her family was a true blessing and devotion to all of us.

She was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. A volunteer at Percy White Library and a member of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. She was also a devoted Elementary school teacher and taught school in Winter Haven, Florida, Heidelberg, W Germany, Tedder Elementary School in Pompano and retired in 2003 after 32 years at Deerfield Beach Elementary School where she was awarded Teacher of the year in 1988.

Services will be at Kraeer Funeral Home on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 2pm.


  • Gathering Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 19, 2019


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Julie Comardo (Ashleman)

October 18, 2019

Ms. Amy was one of the sweetest ladies in our neighborhood where I grew up. She was always quick with a smile, a glass of koolaid, a hug for encouragement, and a reminder to do the right thing. I remember many days in the kitchen on Deerfield Avenue and always enjoyed being around her as a child. She was a dear friend to my mom, even in the hardest of times, looked after all of us neighborhood kids like we belonged to her family, and had a wealth of compassion I still remember today. My deepest condolences to Mr. Ed, Lanie, Brad, and their families. With love and prayer, Julie Ashleman Comardo

Julie R. Gilmore

October 18, 2019

Our family is so blessed to have had Amy touch our lives . Our children had “Mrs Chalker” as their kindergarten teacher at DBES. ..and we firmly believe that she set the foundation for their success in life . I was both humbled and honored to have worked with Amy at DBES. Her class, grace and style will live on through all the many many lives she has touched . Our love and prayers go out to her family and to her friends .

Ken Stolar

October 15, 2019

Thinking of you and your family during this time.
With prayers and sympathy,