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Irene M. Chandler

August 25, 2015

Irene May Chandler, Born August 21, 1931 in Saskatchewan, Canada and died August 25, 2015 in Newton, KS. Her parents were Pete and Tilly Ratzlaff. When she was in her teens her family moved to Oregon where she graduated from high school. She then moved with her family to Oklahoma. She attended college in Alva, OK. She married Calvin Chandler July 19, 1952. He preceded her in death in 2012. She is survived by sisters Louise Buhler, Pierre, SD; Vera Fast, Reedley, CA; Joan Swinney, Portland, OR and brother Cliff Ratzlaff of Oklahoma City, OK. She is also survived by her children, Geri Ann (Richard) Judd of McKinney, TX and Craig (Carole) Chandler of Adams NE. She has 5 grandchildren: Melanie (Alan) Machost, McKinney, TX; Andy (Kelly) Judd, of Broomfield, CO; Bethany Chandler of Houston, TX; Adam Chandler of Valley, NE and Alex Chandler of San Antonio, TX. She has 6 great grandchildren: Tyler and Allie Machost; Luke, Mara, Parker and Camilla Judd. Private family interment will be held at a later date. Memorials to Newton Habitat for Humanity or First United Presbyterian Church in care of Petersen Funeral Home

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  1. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Irene’s family. I have such nice memories of her when we all lived in Attica. What a beautiful lady she was….inside and out. She had a way of making a person feel special. I know she will be missed.

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