Mary E. Chaney 12/29/2010

Mary Elizabeth Chaney, 88, passed away peacefully at home on December 29, 2010. Her beloved Husband Don and their children were at her side.

Mary was born on February 27th, 1922, in Chester, WV, to the late Joseph and Ina Mae Burgess. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Joe, Frank, John, and James Burgess and a sister, Sarah Fife.

Mary is survived by her husband and love of her life of 65 years, Don Chaney of Chester, WV. She is also survived by her brother Chuck Burgess of Fredericktown, OH, and sister Barbara Elliott of East Liverpool, OH, and seven children, Donna Jean Bell (Robert) of Coraopolis, PA; Jerry Chaney (Jean) of Chester, WV; Carol Parkins (Bruce) of Myrtle Beach, SC; Nancy Miller (Calvin) of Pittsburgh, PA; Mary Beth Cuff (Bill) of Las Vegas, NV; James Chaney (Betsy) of Stratton, OH, and Kathryn Dray (Jim) of Chester, WV. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 on the way.

Mary was a life long resident of Chester, WV. She worked at Harkers Pottery during WWII and helped manage the family business, Chaney's Service Station. However, Mary's most rewarding career was that of loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a life long member of the First Christian Church of Chester, WV.

Mary was well known for having the best yard sales in town and could bargain with the best of them. She was the life of every party, loved to dance, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at Arner's Funeral Chapel in Chester, WV. A private family burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park. Friends and family may call from 1-4pm and 6-8pm on Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at Arner's Funeral Chapel in Chester, WV.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the First Christian Church, 330 Indiana Ave. Chester, WV. and online condolences may sent from