Emogene Merle Gear Chandler, 81, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life late Wednesday night, Nov. 6, 2013, in Hospice Inpatient Care Center in Elkins.
Emogene was born Friday, June 3, 1932, in Mill Creek, a daughter of the late Albert Gear and Ruth Poling Gear.
On Aug. 18, 1950, in Beverly, she married William "Bill" Chandler, who survives in East Dailey. They had celebrated 63 years of marriage.
Also left to cherish Emogene's memory are three children, Debra Knighten and husband, Carl, of Chicago, Ill., Alan Chandler and wife, Patricia, of East Dailey and Kevin "Mike" Chandler and wife, Pamela, of East Dailey; one sister, Colleen "Toni" Hamrick and husband, Leonard; and one brother, Don Gear and wife, Wanda, all of Valparaiso, Ind.; one uncle, Newton Poling of Reevesville; one aunt, Eva Evans and husband, Bob, of South Carolina; and 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Emogene in death besides her parents were one sister, Eloise Gear, seven uncles and three aunts.
Emogene attended the schools of Randolph County and was a homemaker. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping with family and friends. She loved playing cards with friends on card night. She loved bowling, having attended many various bowling tournaments throughout the United States, and she loved to travel. Her travels allowed her to live in areas such as Libya, Alaska, and Germany. She was a Presbyterian by faith and a member of Valley Bend Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Jack Howell will officiate, and interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in East Dailey.
The family has requested that contributions be made to the Hospice Care Corp., 169 Diamond St., Elkins, WV 26241. The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Emogene Merle Gear Chandler. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.