Orville Ray Chamberlain, 95, of rural Urbana, died at 10:07 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Urbana, to John and Altie (Brunton) Chamberlain.
Orville was a 1943 graduate of Urbana High School. He married Martha Ann Pond at the Wabash Friends Church on Oct. 26, 1947. Orville was a lifelong farmer, and was named a Master Farmer in 1968. He was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parrish, where he served on several committees over the years, and was a charter member of the Urbana Lions Club. He was a member of the Wabash County Farm Bureau Co-op Board 25 years, the Indiana Lawrence Bank Board of Directors for 20 years, was President of State Farm Management, was a former President of State Pork Producers, and in 1970 was awarded the Ford Foundation Efficiency Award. He enjoyed traveling, and visited all 50 states and 60 different countries.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Chamberlain of Urbana, two children, Scott (Marcia) Chamberlain of Wabash, and Kitty Lou Baer of Urbana, five grandchildren, Angela (Jim) Vincent of Peru, Indiana, LaMont (Christine) Chamberlain, Troy (Stacy) Baer, and Tyler (Kimberly) Baer, all of Urbana, and Tracy (Nathan) Trump of North Manchester, 16 great-grandchildren, Brittany (Brandon) Mitchell, Alexis (Connor) Quin, Addison (Logan Stanfield) Vincent, Sydney Vincent, Cody (Carley Sisson) Chamberlain, Clayton (Audrie) Chamberlain, Courtney Chamberlain, Carston Chamberlain, McKenzie Baer, Jaden Baer, Teagan Baer, Toby Baer, Tyson Baer, Karmyn Baer, Connor Trump, and Lacy Trump, three great-great-grandchildren, Presley Mitchell, Rowan Mitchell, and Tatum Mitchell, sister, Doris Paul of Warren, and his brother, Max (Nancy) Chamberlain of Urbana. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Dallas Baer, and his sister, Betty Cooper.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Brian Chamberlain and Rev. Larry Wade officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.