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Alice Chandler
Alice ChandlerCross and FlameAlice Chandler, 82 of Richwood, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior Tuesday April 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at the Ohio State Medical Center. Her positive attitude, kindness and appreciation for others was unmatched even in her last days.

She was born October 9, 1938 in Fayette County to the late Clyde and Mildred (Parsons) Sayre. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ivan L. Chandler, they were married March 29, 1957 in Essex and he died October 25, of 2020. She was also predeceased by a great grandson, Elijah Fife and brothers: Leo Sayre, Gene Sayre, Raymond Martin and Warren Sayre.

Alice was a lifelong member of the Rush Creek (Essex) United Methodist Church and was very active in her service to the church and her community. She was a member of the WSCS, cooked countless funeral dinners, alumni dinners and catered many special events. When the church was between pastors, she would even preach on Sunday morning. Her faith was unshakable and the life she lived was a testimony to that faith.

Alice had worked at the former IGA in Richwood and made many friends there, she had also worked at Tecumseh in Marion. She then finished her working career as the Head Cook for the North Union Schools. People came from far and wide for her homemade chicken and noodles.

Alice won her battle with breast cancer, however the chemo ruined her kidneys, so for the last 6 years, she has been on dialysis. She loved her dialysis friends and nurses. She was known to them as “Grandma Alice”.

There was always a game on with Alice, she loved her North Union Wildcats and the OSU Buckeyes.
She also enjoyed trees, flowers, working in her yard, fishing and traveling.

Her entire family was the light of her life and greatest joy!
Surviving are her daughters: Vickie (Eric) Willey of Prospect and Susan Walker of Ostrander.

Grandchildren: David Chandler (Lindsey) Willey, Kacie Biggs, Jason (Heather) Willey, Amanda (Matt) Fife and Whitney (Justin) Wright.
Great grandchildren: Layla and Laynie Willey, Jace Biggs, Logan, Sydney, Henry and Eugene Willey, Ryan Drum, Reihna Wright and Ellie and Josiah Fife
Brothers: Lawrence (Joyce) Sayre of Spout Springs, Va., Ralph (Sally) Sayre of Marion, Paul (Carole) Sayre of Toledo, Lloyd (Rita) Sayre of Marion and Frank Sayre of Marion

Funeral services will be held Monday April 19, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Price Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the North Union Athletic Boosters 401 N. Franklin St. Richwood, Ohio 43344

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

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#1 from: Pam Jerew Simpson
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 1:40 PM

Vickie I’m sorry for you family loss your mom was a great lady always had a smile she will be mist

#2 from: Rona penix
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Sluice was a special person I will miss seeing her  so sorry to hear of her passing what a great person

#3 from: Sue Hanby Griffiths
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Vickie & family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom.  Sending you all prayers.  My deepest sympathies, Sue

#4 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 4:17 PM

So sorry to hear about Alice.  She was a gem.  I worked with her at Essex and we had so much fun.  I loved her💕. Prayers for all.

#5 from: Beverly Reiner
Delaware Ohio
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 5:34 PM

Dear Susan, Vicky and all of your families,
I am so very sorry to just now have read your Mom has passed away. What a wonderful woman and such a beautiful legacy she left in all she did for the community, her church and especially her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your loss. Please know I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

#6 from: Janet Chadwick
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:04 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Alice and food is connected to them all. She made everything smell and taste delicious for her students and teachers!

#7 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:05 PM

So very sorry.  Alice was a great gal!  The family is in my prayers and thoughts.

#8 from: johna nibert
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:18 PM

So sorry to hear the passing of Alice. Your family has my sympathy. Prayers to all.
          Johna Nibert

#9 from: Andrea Hines Cutlip
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 6:55 PM

Alice and Ivan were both such good people and great neighbors to have down the road my whole life. Alice was such a wonderful person with a huge heart. She cared about people. She rarely talked about the struggles she was going through. She would much rather offer an encouraging word to you if you needed it. I will miss Alice and her big heart and broad smile.

#10 from: Dave/Deb Tevis Clayton
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Vickie, Susan and Families,
We are saddened at the loss of your Mom. Alice always had an upbeat attitude and smile.
Sending love and prayers 🙏
❤ Dave and Deb

#11 from: Deb Oberdier Farrington
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:43 PM

Susan, and Vickie I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Prayers of comfort for you and your family.

#12 from: Mike and JoAnn Tosco
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 8:41 PM

Vickie and family sorry for your loss and sending prayers

#13 from: Judy Leibold Cunningham
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 10:22 PM

Dear Vickie, Susan & families! So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing! She always had a smile on her face, so I understand how her daughters are so kind and thoughtful! My thoughts are with your entire family at this difficult time! God bless you all !!

#14 from: Doug Meyers
Zellwood, FL
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 10:38 PM

Vickie, I am so sorry for your loss.  I remember your mother.   A very kind lady.

#15 from: Joanie & Tony Chapma
Ashland OH
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 9:27 AM

Susan & Vickie & Families. We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. God Bless you all. We hold you in our prayers in this difficult time.

#16 from: Christie Hunter/Anson Gingerich
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 9:29 AM

My heart goes out to Alice's family. I have known her all my life and she was a great lady. She will be truly missed.

#17 from: Ivan & ;Sue Dilsaver Foreman
Petersburg, Mi 49270
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 10:33 AM

 Please accept our condolences and we will include your family in our prayers.  Alice had a beautiful heart and will be missed.  Sending Hugs, Ivan & Sue Foreman

#18 from: Sue Huffman
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Sending prayers and hugs to your family

#19 from: Joe Sloop
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 10:54 AM

So sorry to hear I worked some with Alice she was a very sweet hard working lady my she RIP

#20 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all. May God comfort you in your time of grief. She was a wonderful lady and was a pleasure to work with at school.

#21 from: Marshs K Harmon
La Rue, OH
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 3:30 PM

Alice was a sweet, gentle, caring woman.  She always greeted me with a smile and ask how everyone in my family were. To both families, Chandler's and Sayre's my heart breaks for you.

#22 from: Donna M Adams
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Alice was a such good person. She got me a full time job out of high school. After marriage she gave me a shower . Forever grateful to her for helping me get started. Thank you Alice . Rest now!

#23 from: Kelly Edgar
Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 8:16 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Alice was a wonderful lady and a great  cook at my school. I NEVER missed her chicken and noodles as they were amazing just like her. My students also loved them  along with her other meals. Lindsay... I am so sorry for your loss Hugs.

#24 from: Gina Greig
St. Louis
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 2:34 AM

Dear Vickie and Eric, I am  so very sorry for  the loss of your mom, Vickie.  My heart goes out to you and your family ❤️.  It is such a difficult time, l am soo very sorry.  My prayers are with you.  I hope all our parents get to know each other in Heaven !!!!

#25 from: Linda Raupp
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 10:32 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Alice was a Beautiful person. She will be missed very much. God bless you and yours. Prayers for all family and friends. 🙏

#26 from: Barbara Holcomb
Richwood, OH
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 1:24 PM

I was saddened to learn of your families great loss. I have known Alice for many years and always found her warm, caring and happy with the  many ways she served her community. Her family is a reflection of those good qualities and they will share them generously just as Alice did.

My love and deepest sympathy,
Barbara Holcomb

#27 from: Amy Buyer Knickel
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 6:31 PM

There were a lot of great memories with your mom as a kid growing up.  She was so funny. Vicky you used to babysit us and  I always enjoyed it    My dad is sending his condolences as well as myself.  May God bless you and Susan. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

#28 from: Kay Krawczyk
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:33 PM

So so very sorry to hear this ! Now she’ll be with Ivan again and the Good Lord   God Bless all of you  !

#29 from: Nancy Glass Wiley
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 9:56 PM

Your mom was a hard working lady and also a very devoted caregiver to your dad, when she was not well herself and never complained. She was one of my special customers at the bank drive thru and a very caring person. Thinking of you.

#30 from: Harold and Jane Durban
Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Vicki and Eric So very sorry for your loss and the loss of your Dad back in October.

#31 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 5:38 AM

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and close friends of Alice.
We’ve been extremely blessed to be neighbors to Ivan and Alice for many years.
This past winter after taking Alice back home after a Dr appointment I was so blessed to spend about a hour visiting with her.
To say she loved her family would be a tremendous under statement.
As she looked around the room of all the pictures of each one of you she shared stories after stories. What an amazing love story she told.
It’s never easy when we lose our loved ones no matter what age they might be.
We will be praying for you all in the days ahead.
Please know there was a huge reunion in Heaven when she took her last breath her. Her love for Jesus shines through her every word.
Her amazing life was filled with love ❤️

I encourage all who were blessed to know her. Hold dear to the wonderful memories you have.
May God bless you all in Christ love
Jeff and Pam

Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 8:56 AM

So sorry for your loss! My fondest memories of your mom was her lovely smile and her kindness every time I saw her!  She will be missed by many! She is in a much better place and but I am sure she will be watching over you & your family!

#33 from: Monica Decker
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:08 PM

We always loved Alice and Ivan and are glad they have been reunited. She will be forever known for her tireless devotion to her family, friends and  her community. She will be missed.

Bill, Monica, Benjamin and Rachel Decker

#34 from: Eva. MayberrycMyers
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:19 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember her from school days. May God give all of you comfort.

#35 from: Jeff & Laura Phipps
Plain City
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Vickie, Susan and families,
So sorry for your loss.  Our prayers for each of you is that God will comfort you, give you peace & strength and guide you and your families in the days ahead.  
Your Mother was a Special Lady, Friend and A Great Meighbor!  She will be greatly missed!
Jeff, Laura and Boys  

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