May 9, 1938 - October 28, 2017
Richard “Dick” Chamness, 79, of Wapakoneta died Sat. evening, Oct. 28, 2017 at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born May 9, 1938, in Lynn, IN, the son of Charles Chamness and Fairy Mae “Mayme” (Lowell) Kitson, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 29, 1958, he married Gaeleen Neary, who survives. Their children survive and include two daughters, Terri (Daniel) Marchese, and Tami (John) Strack, both of Columbus, OH, and three sons, James (Sharon) of Longwood, FL., Thomas (Vickie) of Columbus, OH, and Rick of Boynton Beach, FL. There are twelve grandchildren; Tony Carroll, Daniel (Carrie), Salvatore, and Miles Marchese; Jessica (Joshua) Lynch, Jamie, and John Strack; David (Kaylee) Abernethy and Kaitlyn (Zaac) Christian; Jesse (Serenity), Anna, and Tanner Chamness; Four great-grandchildren; Atticus and Adalynn Lynch, and Dalainee and Jaxson Chamness; and in- laws Patricia Black and Michael (Sharon) Neary. Richard retired in 1999 from Ford Motor Company in Lima as a layout inspector. He previously worked at Globe Industries in Dayton and Yeasel Plastics in Jackson Center. He was a graduate of Eaton High School in 1956. Richard enjoyed his family, football, car races, and working in the yard. He will be missed by his family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Sat. November 11, 2017, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, Fr. Sean Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 10th, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Richard “Dick” Chamness, 79, of Wapakoneta died Sat. evening, Oct. 28, 2017 at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born May 9, 1938, in Lynn, IN, the son of Charles Chamness and Fairy Mae “Mayme” (Lowell) Kitson, who preceded him... View Obituary & Service Information
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