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R. Jill Chafin

(January 3rd, 1955 - February 15th, 2013)

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R. Jill Chafin, age 58 of Ozark, MO passed away Friday, February 15, 2013. She was born January 3,1955 the daughter of the late David H.,Sr. and Lucy (Anderson) McShane. On January 10, 1975 she was united in marriage to Sonny Chafin at Conway, MO. Jill is survived by her loving husband Sonny; two step-children Bradley Chafin and Nannette Ward; three step-grandchildren Mikenna, Matt and Sarah; seven caring siblings Linda Kelly, Dava McShane, Jo Karen Adams, David H. Jr., Patrick, Jack and Earl McShane; eleven nieces and four great nieces and nephews. Jill is additionally survived by many other family members and wonderful friends, especially her golf buddies from Twin Oaks Country Club, as well as her many colleagues and friends from Paul Mueller Company where she worked for 24 years. She achieved a four star general rating, heading for 5-star, if she could have found another computer consultant to intimidate. Jill was an avid sports fan. She loved playing soft ball as well as golf. She and Sonny made several trips out of state to play golf. She enjoyed watching baseball, football and golf. She and Sonny had season tickets to the Springfield Cardinals team for many years. She was a competitive player in whatever she was doing; she always wanted to do her best. Jill was forever a charming and gracious host. Relatives as well as friends were warmly treated and welcomed, no matter the day or the hour. Jill had a fun-loving attitude and sense of adventure. Her quick wit, sense of humor, ready smile, and love of life will be missed by all who knew and loved her. At every visit, or during a hospital stay, she had a ready quip for any doctor, nurse or other medical personnel who came into the room. Jill loved her animals. She and Sonny enjoyed spoiling three miniature schnauzers: Gretchen, Bucky, and Raker. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, 3161 W. Norton Road , Springfield , Mo 65803 or to your favorite charity, in her name. Memorial services for Jill will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until service time. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

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