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R. Jill Chafin January 3, 1955 - February 15, 2013

Barnes Family Funerals - R. Jill Chafin

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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    Karen Miller says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a spouse is heart breaking. I’ll always remember meeting Jill on walks in the neighborhood last summer; she was interested in all that was going on, meeting my new puppy and of course the “old” mini schnauzer. You, your family and friends, will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Jim and Donna Townsend says

    Sonny, we were so sorry to learn of Jill’s death. We did not know her well, but our visit with her at the fishfry reflected what a sweet and caring person she was. We hope you will find some comfort in knowing that others are thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers.
    It is our wish that your memories of her will offer some comfort in this difficult time.

    Jim and Donna Townsend

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    Beverly and Jack Emmitt says

    R.I.P. Jill.

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    James & Cheri Edge says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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    Tammy Kinder says

    We’ll miss your smiling face!

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    Jerry & Dawn Snider says

    Sorry for your loss Sonny. I will always remember her by what I called her, Jillo. Never seen her without a smile. In our Prayers. R.I.P. Jillo.

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    Dennis and Dana Berhorst says

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Belinda McFadin O'Dell says

    Many wonderful childhood memories were spent with Jill.. She has always & will continue to hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts & prayers are with all of her family. God Bless. Belinda O’Dell

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    Gary Mahan says

    Sonny & Ed

    Sorry sorry for your loss

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    Rick Skidmore says

    Our deepest condolences to the Chafin family, Sonny our heart pours out for you. If there is anything you need or we can do for you please let us know. God Bless Jill and your family.

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    John E.& Mary A.S. Roam says

    Dear Earl, Thank you so much for sharing the sad news of your sister’s passing. She sounds
    like such a wonderful person! I know you’ll miss her so very much.
    The reason you couldn’t reach us at home is we
    are still off on the winter trip. A friend is
    staying with the 3 cats, and he writes us delightful emails about their antics. He doesn’t
    answer our phone, as he has his own cell phone.
    Please give our love and best wishes to David and all the rest of your great family. May
    the precious, happy memories you have of Jill
    help to sustain you all at such a difficult
    time. With much love to you, Nancy, Andy
    and Ellie, Mary & John

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    Peggy Triplett Robinson says

    McShane and Chafin family – I was sadened to hear of Jills passing. I pray you find comfort in the Lord during this difficult time. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and yours.

    Peggy Triplett Robinson

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    Leroy and Sharon Gott says

    So sorry for your loss .Your family is in our prayers.

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    Janice Kay (Lowrance) VanStavern Eppard says

    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Jill. I remember her and all the McShane Family very well. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this time. I will keep the family in my prayers.

    In Christ,
    Janice Kay (Lowrance) VanStavern Eppard

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    Vicki Snider-Ford says

    Even though it has been years since I had the privalige of spending any time with Jill,the memories we shared are very precious. She was a fun person and loved to laugh. I am very grateful for the times we shared and the get togethers at the lake. She will be missed.

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    Pamela L McFaden waterman says

    We are so sorry for your loss may God bless and ease the pain A frend Pamela L McFaden . waterman

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    Barbara Chafin-Tissier says

    Here’s to Jill, the life of the party! The most gracious and generous host to every guest, and the winner of the most beautiful, but wicked, smile.

    I am so sorry we have to let her go, it is hard to say goodbye to someone that brightens every day with her wit and charm.

    I am very glad that I was able to spend time with Sonny and Jill, the rest of the wonderful McShane family, and my awesome family members while in Ozark recently to stay with Sonny and Jill. What a treat it was to get to know the zany McShane family after all of these years. That was one of the highlights of my time there, as well as being able to be with Jill every day and watch her charm and outwit everyone that came into her hospital room.

    I will always take credit for that blind date that I orchestrated, when they met and were then married a few months later. Sonny, you still owe me!

    Sonny, so sorry that you have to say goodbye to such a great lady, but someone in heaven requested her presence. I will always remember the great shopping trips, HGTV marathons, creative decor outings and just the love of life that Jill shared. Love you always Jill!

    God be with you and our family, and the McShane family.

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    Ken Marsh says

    My team and I had the opportunity to work with “The General� a couple years ago at PMC. We were consultants and she was rightfully tough on us. However, The General had a soft spot a mile wide. Thanks for taking us to ball games and making sure we always were taken care of in Springfield. RIP Jill. You will be missed.

    Sonny, we only met a couple of times. We are very sorry for loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ken Marsh and Team

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    Linda (Burd) House says

    So sorry, Jill and I had such good times in High School and after. I feel blessed to have known her.

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    brenda wofford says

    Sonny, we are so sorry for you loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!! May the memories you all made together give you comfort in the days ahead. We send our heartfelt sympathy…

    Larry and Brenda Wofford-Salem,Mo.

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    Bart Barrett says

    To All the Chaffin and McShane families, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

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    Kay Montgomery says

    Jill will be dearly missed. She had the most awesome personality, and was a blast to work with.

    God’s blessings to her family!

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    Ron clamors and family says

    Thinking of you guys very sorry RON

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    Michael Mahy @ Paul Mueller Co. says

    You & Jill have been in our thoughts & prayers.
    Jill has always been an outstanding co-worker. A wealth of information, a get it done right everytime approach, no BS, quick wit, humor, and always a smile. She will be missed greatly by all of us that were so fortunate to work with her @ Paul Mueller Company.

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    Carmen Boyd says

    To all – I am so sad to hear about Jill! I never remember not knowing Jill and we had many, many good times over the years. My sympathies and prayers to you all.

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    Justin Cox says

    Sonny so sorry for your loss.

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    Steve & Sharon Warren says

    To all of Jill’s family: we were so sorry to hear of your loss of such a special person. All of you always made me feel like part of the clan! Jill always had a laugh and smile on her face to share with all. She will be missed by many! God bless you all.

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    Bart Barrett says

    To All the Chaffin and McShane families,My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

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    Andy and Mary Sue Moody says

    Sonny you have our thoughts and prayers. Jill was a a joy to know and will be missed.

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    Mary Lou & Charlie Foss says

    Sonny and family,
    We send our thoughts and prayers to you. Jill was such a joy to know, and her loving smile will be missed. Mary Lou & Charlie Foss

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    Russ & Sharon Weddle says

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Chafin and McShane families. We were saddened to hear about Jill’s passing, she was a friend from school days at Conway. We remember her lively spirit and humor, she was always good for a laugh – but also a friend to lend a shoulder.

    May God Bless,

    Russ & Sharon