Clara Nadene Chronister was born the daughter of Mildon and Maggie (Mauldin) Blakley on April 9, 1927, in Alton, Missouri, and departed this life January 27, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 87 years.
She was united in marriage on February 1, 1947, at Salem, Arkansas to Ivan Chronister, who preceded her in death on February 18, 2008.
She is survived by three daughters, Carol Jean Pitts and husband, Curt of Thayer, Missouri, Linda Pierce and husband, Roy of West Plains, Missouri, and Mary Jo Cook and husband, Kenny of Malden, Missouri; five grandchildren, Melissa Clark and husband, Stephen, Matt Pitts and wife, Valerie, Marc Pitts and wife, Megan, all of Thayer, Missouri, Bethany Bailey of West Plains, Missouri, and Blakley Cook and wife, Taylor of Columbia, Missouri; six great grandchildren, Gaige, Landry, Easton, Addyson, Cannon, and Marley Kate; one brother-in-law, Gene Chronister of West Plains, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildon and Maggie Blakley; her husband, Ivan Chronister; one brother, Bill Blakley; and half brother, Clarence Blakley.
Nadene attended Alton High School, graduating with the class of 1945. She taught school in the New Liberty community in Oregon County.
Nadene became a Christian at an early age and was a faithful member of the United Free Will Baptist Church of West Plains, Missouri.
God blessed her with good health and a great mind until the day of her death. She loved being with people, especially her family, which was evident in the smile one always saw and in the loving, caring things she did. Anyone who met Nadene always remembered that encounter. Up until her death, she treasured her family and always had to know and be involved in every aspect of their lives.
As a result of her personality, she had many, many friends she met in her church, her volunteering at Ozark Medical Center and working for nearly 30 years at Wallace-Owens.
She touched many lives and will truly be missed by all.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 30, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Dennis McGinley, Brother Jason Roberts, and Brother Glenn Murray officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel from 1:00 PM until service time on Friday.
Burial will be in the Hickory Grove Cemetery at Alton, Missouri, with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.