October 29, 2013

Ellen M. Chamberlain


---- — Ellen M. Chamberlain

Ellen M. Chamberlain, 75, Logansport, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in her residence.

Born Dec. 27, 1937, in Burnettsville, she was the daughter of Samuel and Frances Sauers Sands.

On Feb. 22, 1958, in Burnettsville, she was married to Robert “Dean” Chamberlain, who survives.

Mrs. Sands had been employed at NIPSCO.

She had been active in Dykeman Ladies Golf Association in Logansport and Myakka 18-Hole Ladies Golf Association in Florida. Ellen was a member and Deaconess at McNeeley Christian Church and a member of McNeeley Women’s Fellowship.

Ellen enjoyed her family and friends and was known for her baking. She delivered many platters of goodies to family and friends. She was an avid golfer and had four holes-in-one in her lifetime. Ellen (and Dean) enjoyed the winters in Florida and she was very involved with her home, The Lazy River Park and her golf club, Myakka Pines.

Surviving are a daughter, Laura (Matt) Cain, Walton; brothers, Ben (Sue) Sands, Carmel, and Tony Sands, Logansport; sisters, Geraldine (Wayne) Landes, Logansport, Roberta Bowyer, Logansport, Clara (Jim) Humphrey, Lafayette, Jo (Jim) DeHaven, Fulton, and Peg (Ed) Unger; one granddaughter, Ellie Cain; and a sister-in-law, Betty (Gene) Rockhill, Monticello.

Two brothers, Robert Sands and Richard Sands, and a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Rendleman, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rev. Elwood Neu will officiate. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kroeger Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to McNeely Memorial Church, Louisburg. Condolences may be left online at