Catherine E. Chambers


Catherine E. Chambers, 66, of Washington, passed away Oct. 8, 2018, at Daviess Community Hospital. Born Sept. 2, 1952, in Washington, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Eleanor (Dant) Southerland.
Catherine was a 1970 graduate of Washington Catholic High School and went on to earn a Master's of Education degree from Indiana State University 1974. She was of Catholic faith. Catherine married Grant Chambers on July 15, 1989. Inspired to become a teacher by her mother and her grandmother, Gertrude Dant, Cathy was a dedicated and accomplished teacher having taught special education and fourth grade at Griffith elementary from 1974 to 2003.
Survivors are her husband Grant; a daughter, Erica Petty; grandson Gage Petty; four sisters, Pamela Wilson, Sheri Carter, Karen Hoefling and Susan Paolella; a brother, Stuart Southerland; two nephews, Sam Southerland and Craig Carter; and a niece, Sarah (Southerland) Wilcher. She is preceded in death by her parents.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation online. Online condolences may be made at
Published on October 12, 2018
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