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Louis Chaney

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Louis Chaney

Louis Chaney

Funeral service for Louis Wayne Chaney, 82, of Troy, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at First Christian Church in Troy.  Rev. Jim Turner of DeSoto, MO, Rev. Katherine Kiammon, Interim Senior Pastor of First Christian Church, and Rev. Andrea Asselmeier, Associate Pastor of First Christian Church, will officiate.

Mr. Chaney, 82, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.

Born Dec. 17, 1931 in Puxico, he was the son of Samuel Lee and Flora Lee Hawks Chaney.

A 1949 graduate of Puxico High School, Louis played basketball for the fabled “Run-Shoot-Run” teams of Coach Arnold Ryan.  He lettered in baseball and basketball at William Jewell College in Liberty, completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  As a postgraduate, Louis completed his Specialist’s Degree in Education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Louis was united in marriage on August 20, 1951 in Puxico to Lillian Estelle Ward.  This union was blessed with four sons: Chris, Matt, Mark and Allen.

Early in his career, Louis taught math and coached athletics in Piedmont and Desoto.  From 1960 until he retired in 1988, he served as administrator of public schools in Potosi, Charleston, Elsberry and Hillsboro.  A strong man of faith, Louis was a longtime Senior Deacon at the Hillsboro Baptist Church, and was currently serving as an Elder of the First Christian Church in Troy.  He was a former member of the Rotary Club.  He was also a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, the Joachim Lodge # 164 AF&AM in Hillsboro, MO for a number of years and Scottish Rite, Valley of St. Louis.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Lillian Chaney of Troy; three sons: Chris Chaney and his close friend, Leah Askey, of Troy, Matt Chaney and his wife, Laura, of Warrensburg, MO and Mark Chaney and his wife, Kelly, of Troy; and seven loving grandchildren: Jessica, Justin, Madeline, Miranda, Ben, Thomas and Katelyn.  He also leaves one brother, David “Corky” Chaney of Florissant, MO; one sister, Flora “Bay” Mansbridge of Fisk, Mo.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at First Christian Church in Troy.

Memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Jude’s (or) First Christian Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.  Online condolences may be made at