The following article appeared on the front page of the Janurary 14th, 1943 edition of the Boone County Recorder
C. Scott Chambers, 72, one of Boone County's most outstanding citizens, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., following a brief illness of only a few hours.
He was striken was a severe pail Tuesday morning about 7:00 a.m. and in spite of all medical care passed away at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. He has been in failing health for sometime, but was thought to be much better in the last few months. According to the doctor's report, a heart condition was the cause of his death.
Besides his wife and three daughters, Ella Mae, Aleen, and Mary Scott Grubbs, he leaves two brothers, Lawrence Chambers, of Petersburg and Dr. W. K. Chambers of Pasedena, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Herman Mathews of Petersburg and Mrs. Milo Atkinson of San Diego, Cali. He is also survived by five grandchildren and a host of relatives and firends who will greatly miss his kindness and sympathy at all times.
Brief services will be conducted from the Chambers & Grubbs funderal home Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., followed by services at the grave at Highland Cemetery. Revs. R. F. Demoisey, George Caroland, C. J. Alford and Roy A. Johnson will participate in the services.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted by Mr. Wallace K. Grubbs and Henry F. Matthews, son-in-law and nephew, respectively, of Mr. Chambers.
He moved from Petersburg to Walton about thirty-three years ago and entered the undertaking business. By his industry, courtesy and kind consideration of his fellow men, he built up a large patronage not only in his own community but in the adjoining communities as well.
After deciding to make this profession his life work he attended the Cincinnati College of Embalming, taking a course preparatory to trying to the state examination. This he passed with highest honors, and received his diploma as a licensed embalmer and undertaker in the three states of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. His establishment was equipped with all the modern facilities necessary for the business. His latest addition was the purchase and establishment of a modern funeral home, in the belief that “Boone County having the best people deserved the best equipment.” His personality and kindness to other combined with his ability made him one of the leading undertakers in northern Kentucky.
Like so many other men who have made their mark in the world, he was born and reared on the farm. He attended the county schools of the neighborhood, finishing his elementary education at the Aurora High School, Aurora, Ind. After this he engaged in farming for several years, successfully managing and operating his father’s extensive acres.
On November 7, 1900 he was united in marriage with Alta Terrill of Petersburg, daughter of John and Mary Terrill of that place. To this union two daughters were born, Aleen, who was born July 25, 1902 and who was the wife of the late Reuben Conner, cashier of the Citizens Bank, of Erlanger. The second daughter Mary Scott, who was born on May 26, 1904 and is the wife of Wallace K. Grubbs, both of whom were associated with her father in business.
A dear little girl four years of age from the Orphans’ Home in Louisville came to the Chambers home on a visit about 15 years ago and when the parting time came she had become so attached to him and his family that she wanted to remain, so out of sympathy and the pure kindness of his heart he kept the little girl and gave her parental care.
Mr. Chambers was a member of the State Board of Examiners of Undertakers at Louisville, having served in that capacity for several years. He was affiliated with the I.O.O.F. Lodge and a staunch member of the Masonic Order. In politics he followed the teaching of his youth and was a loyal Democrat of the old school. He was progressive and always contributed liberally toward every worthy cause that had for its aim the upbuilding and development of his town and county. He was a member of the Christian Church and as an Elder was an active worker for the cause. He was Chairman of the official board and was superintendent of the Sunday School for a number of years. He was never absent from church services unless kept away by business or illness.
Mr. Chambers has deserved all the good things that life had brought him, among the foremost of these being his many friends which he always held in highest esteem. He was a friend to this writer and this newspaper, and it is useless to say that he will be greatly missed by everyone who has ever had the pleasure of knowing him.