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Viola Chaney

September 8, 1917 — July 17, 2017

Viola Irene Chaney, 99, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.

Born on September 8, 1917, in Mt. Savage, she was the daughter of the late Jesse James and Mary Alice (Tressler) Jackson.

In addition to her parents, Viola was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Ellis Chaney.

Mrs. Chaney was a life time member of Frostburg Church of the Brethren and for many years was a member of the choir.  She was a devoted mother and wife and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.  She loved homemaking and gardening.  She was instrumental in keeping the Chaney family reunion going strong.

Surviving are son Marvin Chaney and wife Mary Beth of Berlin, MD; grandson, Kevin Chaney and his son Kevin, Jr and daughter Christina; Severna Park; granddaughter Lisa Chaney Hodge and husband Gabriel and their children, Aidan Hodge, Cohen Hodge and Lydia Hodge.

In accordance with Viola’s wishes, family and friends will be received at Frostburg Church of the Brethren, 1 Beall Street, Frostburg, MD, on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 10-11 am.  A graveside service will follow immediately at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.

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