Laura Grace (Chambers) Calhoun age 91, died Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Anamosa Care Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 4:30 Thursday afternoon July 13, 2017 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa where friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa. Rev. Marty Schumacher will officiate at the services. Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the nature conservation group of your choice, an animal shelter or Bat Conservation International.
Surviving is her son David of Davenport, a niece Janice Stout of Roanoke, VA., two nephews, Gary Kaylor, Roanoke, VA., and Jim Chambers, Hastings, MI., and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles in 1995, a sister, Mary Ellen Kaylor, 2 brothers, Arlen and Laurence Chambers , a sister-in-law, Marie Chambers and niece Judith Chambers.
Laura Grace Chambers was born November 24, 1925 in Knoxville, Iowa. She was the daughter of Robert Nelson and Nina Edythe Hartness. She attended the Rising Star Country School and graduated from the Knoxville High School. After graduation she went to Roanoke, VA., and worked as an office manager for an insurance company for 5 years. Laura returned to Knoxville and married Charles Calhoun on April 12, 1947. (He had been her brother's best friend while growing up.) After living in Chicago, the couple moved to Hastings, MI., and then to Armstrong, Iowa. They settled in Anamosa in the summer of 1965. Laura began working at Cornell College as the office manager in Student Affairs and was secretary to the Dean of Students. She retired in 1993.
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Published on July 14, 2017