Kathleen Gayle St. Clair Chaney, 73, of Pampa passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Pampa.
Due to our current health conditions in our community and government regulations for small gatherings there will be a private family service in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Carter Pirtle, pastor of First Baptist Church of Skellytown, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. We encourage the public to go to our website and leave a message on the Hugs and a Kiss from Home page, the messages will be printed out and attached to a white balloon and placed in a pew inside our chapel.
Kathleen’s funeral will be livestreamed at www.carmichael-whatley.com
Kathleen was born August 25, 1946 in Phillips to Wayne and Juanita St. Clair. She attended schools in Borger and Pampa, graduating from Pampa High School in 1964. She married the love of her life, John Chaney on March 16, 1971. John passed away on December 11, 2015. Kathleen worked many years at the Schaffer gas plant and enjoyed her time there. In April of 1993, she and John opened Chaney’s Café and ran it for many years. Her last employment was at James Bradley Operating for many years. They were instrumental in the Celebration of Lights from 1995 until it closed in 2009. They had made several features that are still displayed during the Celebration of Lights. She also spent time in Skellytown at the Senior Enrichment Center, where she was a founding member, providing meals for people and fellowship. Kathleen became a faithful member of the VFW Post 1657 Auxiliary in 2003 and the VFW Motorcycle Club in 2013. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Skellytown.
Kathleen had many hobbies such as painting, crafts, ceramics, shopping, making yard ornaments out of wood, gardening, and working on their pond. She loved to follow and support her grandchildren at all of their events. Later in life, she and John enjoyed riding their motorcycle on trips. Kathleen loved her family dearly, she especially loved Sunday afternoon meals after church. She decorated for every season and holiday, but Christmas was her favorite.
God’s greatest gift after salvation, He promised for all who accepted him, was the ultimate love for the husband and wife who made a beautiful family. Together they had four children and blessed with many grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and granddaughter, Danielle Joiner.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Denise Joiner of El Paso and Jennifer Snapp and husband Tye of Pampa; 2 sons, Paul Chaney and wife Suzanne of Amarillo and Matt Chaney and wife Margie of San Antonio; sister, Karen Bayhi and husband Roy of New Orleans, LA; grandchildren, Dusty Joiner, Tryniti Chaney, Nichole Carroway, Lacie Oxley, Ethan Oxley, Abigayle Snapp, Hanna Chaney, Emily Slaten, and Molly Slaten; great grandchildren, Kynlee Carroway, Harper Carroway, Gabriela Joiner, and Lincoln Oxley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Meredith Place staff and residents for making Kathleen feel at home and the friendships she made. Also, Interim Hospice for the love and support; especially Debbie Douglass in the last hours.
Memorials can be made to VFW Post 1657, PO Box 2684, Pampa, Texas 79066.