Mildred Speakman Chambers, age 91, passed away on July 31, 2023 at her home in West Grove, PA. She was the spouse of the late Richard Chambers, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John Speakman and Lillian Speakman (Prange).
Mildred had several jobs, but the most significant time was spent as a Dutchmaid clothing party representative. Many friends knew Mildred as the person to go to complete their wardrobe. She was also the office secretary for Star Roses for many years.
In her spare time, she enjoyed crossword puzzles and fill-in-the-blanks; she loved watching wildlife in her back yard, particularly the birds and squirrels; she enjoyed cooking and baking pies; she loved watching game shows and Hallmark movies; she collected angels and often received pineapple themed gifts because she loved the fruit so much. She and Dick used to spend the majority of their spare time at Rehoboth Beach. They made weekly trips during the years they were able.
Mildred will be remembered for sending cards for every special occasion to all of those she held dear to her heart. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all recipients as well, and their cards always held a little extra love. She was also always in attendance at all of her grandchildren’s sporting events.
She was a member of West Grove United Methodist Church and for many years, enjoyed singing in the church choir.
Mildred is survived by her son, John Chambers and his wife, Cindy of West Grove, PA; her sister, Nancy Townsend of Louisiana; her grandchildren, John and his wife Jamie, and Kaite Moran and her husband Ben who are expecting Mildred’s great- grandchild in September; great-grandchildren, Noah and Olivia. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by her brother, Donald Speakman.
You are invited to visit with Mildred’s family and friends on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 10:00am-11:00am at West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 North Guernsey Road, West Grove, PA 19390. Her funeral service will follow at 11:00am. Interment will follow immediately after the service at New Garden Friends Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to West Grove Fire Company https://www.wgfc.org/content/donations/ or West Grove United Methodist Church https://westgroveumc.org/ (click on the "give" tab).
Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Kennett Square (484-459-6217). To view Mildred’s online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com