Catherine Chambers, age 94, and a resident of St. Louis for 64 years, completed her life’s journey on June 9, 2015.  She was the wife of the late Rev. Stanley W. Chambers who served many years in various official capacities of the United Pentecostal Church International, headquartered in St. Louis.

During their 63 years of marriage, Catherine traveled and ministered in 55 different nations.  She was a gifted speaker and authored three books.  She will long be remembered for her elegance, hospitality, and love of people.

She is survived by three daughters, Jean (Paul) Cowell of Kingston, Tennessee, Judith (Robert) Bentley of Jackson, Missouri; Jerolyn (Robert) Kelley of Glasgow, Scotland; a brother, David (Dorothy) Strepka of Kingston; nine grandchildren,  26 great-grandchildren, and their spouses;  a brother-in-law, Edward Yarbrough of Florissant, Missouri; and daughter-in-law, Gloria Chambers-Fleming.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Stanley Chambers; a grandson, Brian Cowell; a sister, Marie Yarbrough; her parents, Peter and Pazia Strepka.

Arrangements are as follows at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 901 Barracksview Road, St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday, June 15, 2015:

Visitation from 3 to 6:30 PM, and homegoing service at 7 PM.

Graveside ceremony will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 10 AM, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1215 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, Missouri.

In Catherine’s memory, a scholarship fund has been established.  Proceeds will go toward assisting students attending a United Pentecostal Church Bible College in North America or Glasgow, Scotland.  All funds will be directed through Apostolic Pentecostal Church in St. Louis. Please make checks payable to Apostolic Pentecostal Church/Scholarship Fund.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, Missouri.

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5 Comments
  1. Donna Stewart McGray

    I will always remember Sis Chambers as a wonderful woman of God with a beautiful smile. She served her family and God with her whole heart. May God bless her family a this time of loss.
    Love,
    Donna Stewart McGray

  2. John and Rachel Smelser

    Sister Chambers always had a beautiful smile and took time to speak with everyone around her! She was always gracious! She loved the United Pentecostal Church International . We are praying for her precious family during this time of loss.

  3. Linda Randolph

    Thinking of the Cowell and Nordstrom families at this time. I pray that God gives you comfort in knowing that Sister Chambers is home with Jesus now.

  4. Harry (Butch) McGray

    Sis. Catherine Chambers was an adorable lady and lived her life unto the Lord. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and ministered to thousands. She has been an inspiration to me and I loved her beautiful smile. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her back in the 60’s and she was a blessing to me for over 55 years. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. I am praying for her family at this time of loss.

  5. Marilyn McCarthy

    I remember Catherine Chambers as a beautiful woman of God…loving people and that wonderful smile. We met at Pastor Harry Branding!s church in 1947..so we have a rich history. I am praying God will comfort the family, during this time of great loss!

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