West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Donald and Louise Alice Chamernik passed away January 29, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in West Plains.

A complete obituary will follow later.





  1. Cory Simmons
    February 1, 2016 @ 11:39 pm

    Louise Chamernik was my aunt. Her father, Alex Gust, was a widower who married my grandmother, Madesse, who was a divorcee. Louise and her siblings, Virginia and Gerald, all lived nearby when I was growing up in Northern Illinois and before she married Don and moved away we saw her often. She was only a few years older than me and when I was a little boy she would babysit for me. It was she who introduced me to 52 Pickup when I would beat her at Crazy Eights or War. She also knew of my love of music and gave me her old 45 RPM records back in the 60’s, which I still have.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Jodi, Aaron, Adam, and the rest of the family.

  2. Julia leatherwood
    February 2, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    Prayers for the family.RIP my dear brother and sister.

  3. Waynita Cahoj
    February 3, 2016 @ 9:14 am

    Aaron and Adam. I am so sorry for your loss. I was friends with your mom and dad. They will be missed. I am not able to attend the memorial service but please know that you and they are in my prayers. God Bless, Waynita

  4. Carolyn Winterfeld Nuwer
    February 5, 2016 @ 11:07 am

    Jodie, Aaron & Adam, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your Mom & Dad when they lived in Alton. Aaron, you and my Don are the same age. Adam I saw you when you were a baby. Your Mom was there for me when my husband died. We worked together at church and a Vacation Bible School. She was a caring person. She & your Dad will be missed. I hope to make the memorial service but I can’t be sure. They are in my prayers and so will all of you.

  5. Amy Kimbrough
    February 6, 2016 @ 9:10 am

    Aaron & Adam,I am so so sorry for the sudden loss of your parents. Your dad (DC) worked for many many years for my dad Jack Reed (Reed Roofing ) Don worked for dad longer than any other employee. Your mom n dad were house hold names as my sister,brother n I were growing up. So hard to believe in a whisper theyre both gone, shows us how very precious life can be,& how quickly faded. My mom n dad died 20 days apart at age 61 so I can relate to how you feel,& the suddeness of it. I ran into your dad & mom several times after dad & mom had passed & we had discussed at one bump into each other how sudden mom n dads deaths were& talked memories. Again, so sorry to hear of what happened,they will be missed & praying for your peace n comfort.

  6. Margo Graham
    February 7, 2016 @ 1:28 am

    Louise was my friend since 4th grade in Waukegan, Il. We were friends all thru grade & high school. We stayed close thru the years even after they moved to Missouri. She had a kind heart for the less fortunate and a supportive, caring way. I remember when Kip, Jody, Adam and Aaron were born. They were loving parents. I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss her .
    Love always , Margo Graham and Family