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|Laura Grace Chambers Calhoun
November 24, 1925 – July 11, 2017
|Laura Grace Chambers Calhoun, 91, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Anamosa Care Center, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where friends called after 2:00 p.m. with interment in the Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville. Rev. Marty Schumacher officiated at the services.
Surviving is her son, David of Davenport, a niece, Janice Stout of Roanoke, Virginia, two nephews, Gary Kaylor of Roanoke, Virginia and Jim Chambers of Hastings, Michigan and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles in 1995, a sister, Mary Ellen Kaylor, two 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. 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, Virginia and worked as an office manager for an insurance company for five 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, Michigan 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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