Mary Margaret Chellberg

Date of Death: January 1, 2010
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Mary Margaret Chellberg, 80, of Lafayette, died at 7:53 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. She was born May 28, 1929, in Camden, and was the daughter of the late Ray and Nelle Jenkins Quinn. She graduated from Camden High School in 1947 and received a BA in sociology fromContinue Reading

Terry Broach left a message on January 13, 2010:
Word came to me via a HS classmate. I knew Mrs. Chellberg as Mrs. Goodwin, my 4th grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary. I remember her so vividly. One special memory which was the highlight of my 4th grade year: I failed one of our history tests. She called me up to her desk....pulled me close to her side and whispered, "I know you can do better". We chatted a bit further. The next history test came....once again she called me up to her desk walking up to her left side, she unfolded the test paper to reveal my grade....a 96. She glanced up at me, I to her....she whispered, "I knew you could do it". I was so proud of myself that day.
Now at 52 years of age, I recall that memory as if it were yesterday....and I have often thought of that test and her calming, reassuring voice.

"It&s wonderful to have someone believe in you. The effects last for a lifetime."

To Mr. Chellberg and family, especially Marcia who I new so well as a close friend and classmate, my sympathies to all.

Delphi Community High School &75

Jean and Dave Crawford left a message on January 9, 2010:
Dear Marvin and family
We wish you comfort in the memories of the one who meant so much to you. We remember meeting your lovely Mary Margaret at our class reunion. She was a first class lady.

With our deepest sympathy,
Jean and Dave Crawford
Janel Haines left a message on January 6, 2010:
Just a note to let you know we are all thinking about you guys. We are praying for you guys as well. May God continue to bless you guys in many way as you look for him during this time.
Jennifer Archibald left a message on January 4, 2010:

I didn&t really know Mary Margaret very well, but we had a family connection. Her father and my grandfather, Harry Quinn, were brothers. Whenever our paths would cross, she always had kind and encouraging words about my writing. Because we&re family, I feel your loss.

Jennifer Archibald
Verlyn C. Wilson/Pete Ritz left a message on January 4, 2010:
Walter and family,
Unfortunately, we will not be able to attend Mary Margaret&s calling or funeral as Pete Ritz ( my husband) and I continue to monitor his sister&s life threatening hospitalization and juggle work obligations.
Know that our thoughts and prayers have been and continue to be with your family at this most difficult time of loss. Mary Margaret was a special lady and I know will be missed by all. May the peace and love of God enfold you and yours.
Love in Christ, Verlyn C. Wilson & Pete Ritz
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ronnie Horton left a message on January 4, 2010:

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I spoke with Mark after your email last week and found out that she had a stroke. I just wanted to let you know that Dena & I have you in our thoughts. Please let us know if you need anything.

Ronnie, Dena, Taylor & Rachel
Anita Clawson Force left a message on January 3, 2010:
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Kathy Hyman left a message on January 3, 2010:
Marcia and family,

I was so saddened to read about your mom in the paper this morning - I always remember her being so spunky and happy with kids - she was certainly a great role model for all to follow. We always enjoyed running into she and Walt over at Arnis. Thank you for sharing her with all of us - you are all in our prayers and thoughts during this time.
Take care - Stan and Kathy Hyman
Anita Clawson Force left a message on January 3, 2010:
Dear Marcia, Jeff and Pat,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom&s passing. She was one of my favorite people to talk to, and she was always so proud of you all. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this sad time.
Anita (Claw)
Michelle Harbison left a message on January 3, 2010:
To my Aunt Menzie&s Loving Family,

My heart is filled with sorrow for your loss, for my loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Menzie; from my childhood visits to Camden when I would burst into her home unannounced wanting to play with her kids; from the days I spent with her when I visited Purdue and she made a Mexican hat salad for me that was out of this world; from when she came to my house after Sam was born and we talked about family geneology; from the countless family gatherings as an adult when she would always ask about what was going on in my life at the time. I will greatly miss getting to talk to her, but she remains alive and vibrant in my memories. I want to send you love and support during this very difficlt time.

Bill and Sandy Sullivan left a message on January 3, 2010:
We were so sorry to hear of Mary Margaret&s death. We were praying for her recovery from the stroke and certainly thought she would recover. We send our condolences to the family and pray God&s comfort for you all. We know that He is working out His plan in all our lives and whatever occurs is for the good of His people and the advancement of His kingdom even though we may not always understand. May God watch over and protect each one as you travel in this cold weather to gather to comfort one another and celebrate Mary Margaret&s life.

Your friends in Christ,
Sandy and Bill Sullivan
Mary J. Haag left a message on January 3, 2010:
To the family of Mary Margaret....
It was a joy to know your wife and mother. Very interesting and wonderful woman. Always enjoyed her company. So glad that we were able to visit at Thanksgiving. I know that she will be truly missed but also am thankful she is in the arms of our Lord.
Mary Haag
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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