Emma Lee Chambers, 89

July 19, 2010

JUNE 18, 1921-JULY 17, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Emma Lee Chambers, 89, died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 18, 1921, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of the late D. Floyd Evans and Elsie Roberts Evans.

She was a graduate of Martinsburg High School, the class of 1939. She attended Duke University and Shepherd College.

She was employed for 10 years in the administrative office of the Berkeley County Board of Education followed by 23 years as an analyst with the Martinsburg Computer Center, United States Revenue Service, from which she retired in 1988.

She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she served as treasurer, chairwoman of the Altar Guild, archivist, and as a member of the Stewardship and Staff Support Committees. She was an active member of the Glenn Frye Sunday school class.


She was a member of Martinsburg Travel Club, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, the Friends of the Library, and the Boarman Arts Center. She was a former member and past president of the Junior Civic League, a former vice president of the MHS Alumni, a former member of the Association of University Women, and a lifetime member of the Tri-Delta Sorority.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Chambers, on May 11, 1973, and her brother, Russell F. Evans, on April 30, 2002.

She is survived by her sister, Joan McCall of Blowing Rock, N.C., and three nieces, Mary Ann DeHaven of Cody, Wyo., Lynette Evans Scallion of New York City, and Leslie McCall of Winston-Salem, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the memorial service in Luther Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403, or St. John's Lutheran Church, 101 W. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.

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