Carol Ann Chamberlin, beloved wife and mother, joined her Lord in heaven March 22, 2005. At age 59, she gained eternal victory over her battle with cancer while surrounded by the love of her family in her home.
Friends are welcome to visit with the family, Saturday, March 26, at First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. for visitation, as the memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in her honor to First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit.
Carol was born May 26, 1945, to Norman and Minnie Ashlock in Amarillo, Texas. She grew up in Columbia with her older brother, Tim Ashlock. Childhood was full of life, love and discipline, which grew her into a woman of royal character. Baptized at age 9 at Memorial Baptist Church in Columbia, she was a faithful member and disciple of Christ. This relationship with her Savior was the focal point of her life. Everyone who knew her knew her life's purpose was to glorify the Lord.
While attending college at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she was persued by many charming men, but she gave her heart to only one, A. Howard Chamberlin of Marshall. They began their life together Aug. 29, 1970, and shortly thereafter moved to Lake Lotawana, where they plunged into the social atmosphere of sailing, dinner parties, skiing and communion with friends. With unmatched beauty and grace, Carol quickly became a favorite lake blonde and treasured friend.
Carol dedicated all her time and energy to her family. A devoted wife, she left nothing for her husband to do in the house, for she was the best homemaker God could ever provide. She raised three beautiful children: Whitney, Austin and Ashley. Her pride and joy was providing a warm and cozy home where every need and want was met. Her heart also opened to each and every other child who came through her door. From cookies to conversations filled with Godly wisdom, she loved them as her own.
Friends and family consider her a spiritual mentor, one of the lake's best cooks and an Audry Hepburn -- always dressed to the nines. With a constant smile and joyful attitude, she served generously, loved deeply and was a constant ray of sunshine.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived and dearly missed by her husband Howard; three children, Whitney, Austin and Ashley; her brother, Timothy Ashlock and wife Carroll of Arnold, Calif.; and many loving family members.
She lived her life according to Romans 12:12: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer." Her life and testimony will be forever remembered.
The above is a paid obituary.