Jane Ballard Chamberlin, 92, of St. Clairsville, OH died Saturday, February 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Albert Bartholomew Chamberlin II, who preceded her in death in 2007.
She lived in Ohio almost all of her life – born in Barnesville, attended Denison University in Granville, then graduated from Ohio State University in Columbus where she met Al and they lived the best part of their lives in St. Clairsville through almost 63 years of marriage. She was a tried and true resident of the Buckeye State, but moved to Wheeling in 2008 and then to Georgia three years ago to be near family.
She was the first-born daughter to parents, the late Helen Chappell and Judson Ballard on July 10, 1923. Her dear sister, Priscilla Ballard Pfalzer, was born five years later and was her life-long companion. She was the grand-daughter of the late Elizabeth and W.O. Chappell, and the great granddaughter of Sarah Leonard and Henry Martin Tupper.
Jane was an active in her community. She and Al were members of St. Clairsville First Presbyterian Church and Jane was a loyal member of the Tuesday Night Club, St. Clairsville Library Board, Gardener’s Forum, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and Belmont Hills Country Club – where her father was a founding member. She rarely missed a hand with her bridge group until she was 89. Al and Jane were always surrounded by a wonderful group of long-term friends with whom they dined often following Al’s many rounds of golf.
Jane and Al have three children. They and their families are Albert B. Chamberlin III and wife, Barbara, Gahanna, OH; Deborah Chamberlin Hood, and husband, Dale, Longmont, CO; and Peter J. Chamberlin and wife, Genie, Athens, GA. Also surviving is her sister, “Pris” Pfalzer, Columbus Ohio.
They have two grandchildren: Jay Allen Chamberlin and wife, Chris with great-grand children, Brittaney and Cheridan, with fiancé, Jack Harper; and Donna Chamberlin with great-grandchildren, Travis and Samantha. Also surviving are great-great grandchildren, Miller Noelle and Furian Jay Weyand. Their nephews are Erich Pfalzer (wife Nancy) and Fritz Ballard (wife, Debbie and daughters, Emma and Molly.)
The family is also grateful to the caregivers and leadership of Elmhurst House of Friendship (Wheeling, WV), Arbor Terrace (Athens, GA), Hope Center (Dacula, GA) and Embrace Hospice (Atlanta, GA) who showed such love and attention to Jane.
Friends are invited to attend Jane’s funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Homer Harden officiating. A private family interment will be held in Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 Main Street in St. Clairsville. Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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