Lillie Virginia (Gordon) Chambers, age 91 of Green Ridge, Missouri died Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Centralia, MO with her daughters at her side.
Virginia was born July 11, 1928 at the family home in Bryson, near Windsor, MO. She was the daughter of Daniel Philmore Gordon and Dorothy Olga (Null) Gordon. She had two sisters Edna Beth Groseclose and Dana A. Zumbaugh who preceded her in death and a brother Jerry D. Gordon who still resides on the family farm near Windsor.
In April 1948, she married Leo L. Spickert, who preceded her in death. To this union came three children: Terry L. Spickert (Donna) of Columbia, MO; Cheryl B. Crossland, Lees Summit, MO and Teresa L. Olson (Ollie) of Colorado Springs, CO.
In January 1972 she married Thomas Elwood Chambers, who preceded her in death. She gained three step-sons from this marriage: Donald E. Chambers (Jeanne) of Windsor, MO; Monte D. Chambers, Rock Springs, WY; Jim D. Bolton who preceded her in death.
Other survivors include grandchildren: Brad Spickert (Kate), Marc Spickert (Celeste), Tera McAtee (Lee), Ryan Crossland, Kelly Dhyne (Stephen), Matt Olson (Erin), Amanda Hernandez (Scott), Evan Olson, Rachel Johnson (Brian), Tina Vaughan (Jon), Josh Chambers (Missy), Jeremy Chambers, Jacob Chambers, Joel Chambers, Felicia Chambers, Michael Bolton (Nicole), Laura Bolton-Doak, Tim Bolton, J.C. Bolton (Chantell), Carl Mascroft (Tosha) and Chris Hite. Her legacy also lives on with 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one great-grandchild. She leaves behind many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Virginia lived all her life on a farm North of Windsor. She was a farm wife, helping her husband plant crops, bale hay, milk cows and raise chickens and hogs. She taught school for two years at Brushy country school. She was an active member at Eldorado Methodist Church where she taught kindergarten and primary Sunday School class for 25 years and Methodist Youth Fellowship for four years.
She was the Eldorado 4-H Dairy and Horsemanship leader for five years. She was a member and a leader of the Women’s Progressive Farm Association for 52 years. Affectionately known as “Farm Club”, these ladies met on a monthly basis to visit, eat lunch and work on homemade quilts.
Virginia was an avid horsewoman and shared the love of riding with her children and grandchildren. She belonged to the Eldorado Saddle Club and enjoyed trail riding with this group of friends for many years. She had a lot of favorite horses in her time, starting when she rode her own horse, Toodles, bareback to elementary school with her sister.
There will be a memorial service and celebration of life for Virginia at the Eldorado Methodist Church on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm with a fellowship time for family and friends afterward. Family suggests those who wish, may make a contribution to the Eldorado Church in Virginia’s name in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.