Elda Jane Chambers
1922 - 2020
Elda Jane Chambers, age 97, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 10, 2020, in her home surrounded by her loving family.
Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 2-8 PM. She will lie-in-state on Monday, February 17, 2020, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI. Pastor Ted Kerr III will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.
Born September 5, 1922, on the Reber homestead in Monroe, Michigan, Raisinville Township, Elda was the oldest of three daughters born to Emma (Hartwig) Reber and Walter Reber.
She graduated from Dundee High School with the Class of 1940 and attended the Monroe Business School. She was employed by the Ohio Company.
On December 8, 1943, Elda and Wayne Chambers were married in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dundee, Michigan. Following the ceremony, the couple began a lifetime of farming on Dixon Road where they raised their four children. Elda tended to her garden and enjoyed spending time there in the early morning hours. She enjoyed baking, sewing, playing euchre and making family dinners at the house.
She was a charter member of the River Raisin Sweet Adelines where she sang in the choir and was also in the quartet.
She was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Ida, Michigan, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, played piano and crocheted Prayer Shawls.
She is survived by her four children: Elaine (Richard) Mendelsohn, Joy (Leonard) Fox, Ken (Donna) Chambers, Susan (Steve) Hill, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, and her sister, Elizabeth Moyer.
Her husband, Wayne, died on March 18, 2004. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Ardis Goldsmith, her grandson, Matthew Chambers, and her grandson-in-law, David Prati.
Memorial contributions can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Ida, MI.