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From: "Blondee" <>
Subject: obituary on Charles Chandler died on 7-16-2006
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:17:08 -0500

The Daily Journal, St. Francois Co.,
MO, Monday, July 17, 2006

Charles Chandler
BONNE TERRE - Charles Chandler, longtime Bonne Terre businessman,
passed away July 16, 2006, after a lengthy illness, at the age of 85.
Charles Henry Chandler was born in Bonne Terre on February 13, 1921, the son
of the late Charles and Dorothy (Blemel) Chandler. He was also preceded in
death by a brother, Glen Chandler.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Oral (Reed) Chandler; three
daughters, Ann (Mrs. Bruce) Nethington of Kirkwood, Mo., Sue (Mrs. Jim)
Berry of Santa Fe, NM, and Karen Chandler of Farmington; two granddaughters,
Elizabeth (Mrs. Joe) Agnello of Kansas City, Mo. and Nicole Berry of New
York, NY; three great-grandsons, Drew, Jack and Peter Agnello of Kansas
City; two brothers, Dan Chandler of the Philippines and Jim Chandler of
Denver, Co.; two sisters, Mary Gerke of Tucson, Az. and Ruth Laumand of
Carlsbad, Ca.

Mr. Chandler graduated from Bonne Terre High School in 1939. In 1941
he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a B-52 pilot in the European
theater. On February 12, 1944 his plane was shot down over Anzio Beach and
as the only survivor, he was captured and held as a prisoner of war at
Stalag Luft One for fifteen months.

Upon his return from service, he owned Chandler Oil Company for 44
years. While in business, he donated his time and talents to various
organizations: Rotary, where he was a past president; Knights of Columbus,
American Legion, Bonne Terre Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts and the
American Red Cross. Charles was also a director of the Bonne Terre Commerce
Bank. His hobbies were numerous and included quail hunting, fishing, skeet
shooting, swimming, beekeeping and a great love of horticulture.

Visitation at 5 p.m. Monday, July 17 at the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral
Home in Bonne Terre. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18 at the St.
Joseph Catholic Church in Bonne Terre with Father John Schneider
officiating. Interment at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's
Association, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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