March 21, 1947-June 8, 2019
BETTENDORF — Donna R. Chambers, 72, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, June 8, 2019, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church of Bettendorf where she was a member.
Donna was born in Decatur, Ill.,on March 21, 1947, the daughter of Clifford L. and Alta M. (Gentry) Rutledge. The family later moved to Bloomington, Ill., where Donna graduated from Bloomington High School in 1965, She and her husband, David, were high school sweethearts and were married on May 31, 1969, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Just a few days ago, they celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Donna was retired from the former Davenport Bank & Trust, where she worked as a teller for many years. She also assisted in the family business, McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf and Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge, Iowa.
She and her husband, David, enjoyed traveling in their motor home and especially loved their trips to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. When Donna got behind the wheel of their Corvette, she was 16 years old again and insisted the top be down, regardless of the weather. David and Donna had many great adventures with their Corvette friends the last several years.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, David; her daughter, Christy Weber, of Bettendorf; her son, Jon (Deb) Chambers, of Bettendorf; her beloved grandchildren, Owen Weber, Ally Weber, Hayley Chambers, Samuel Chambers and Emily Miller; her sister, Roby (David) Bean, of Bloomington, Ill.; her nephews, Jason Bean, Christopher Bean, Andrew Chambers and Christopher Chambers; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brad and Sandy Chambers of Bloomington; her mother-in-law, Margaret Chambers, of Wonder Lake, Ill.; and many wonderful friends whom she loved so much.
Her parents preceded her in death.