Bea Chumbley

A memorial service will be held for Clara Beatrice Smith Chumbley on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at the Rochelle Cemetery. Her ashes will be interred at this time with a brief service by Rev. Kenneth Barr. Clara (Bea) was the daughter of Tom and Minnie Smith, longtime residents of Rochelle. Bea grew up there and went to Rochelle High School. She lost her battle with lung cancer on June 19, 2000. Survivors include a daughter, Clara Jo Garbe of Shady Cove, Ore.; a sister, Dorothy Diaz of Turlock, Calif.; and a brother, Larry Smith of Rochelle. Relatives and friends are invited to the service and to meet afterwards at the Rochelle Community Center for refreshments.

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