Chafen, Mary Porter age 80, Chicago, IL, formerly of Nashville, TN, passed away August 13, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus C. Chafen. Mary leaves to treasure precious memories one brother-in-law, Mack C. Chafen Sr. of Chicago, IL; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Marcella Hayes of Muncie, IN and Mrs. Mary Carolyn Howard of Buffalo, NY; three sons, Ralph of Nashville, TN, Lawrence (Yvette) of East Chicago, IL and James Chafen of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren, Terry (Joanne) McFadden, Latasha Chafen, Larry Chafen, James Hazel and Jeffrey Hazel; six great-grandchildren, Terrence McFadden, Tierra McFadden, Tyra McFadden, Xavion Johnson, Xion Johnson and Xarian Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral services Monday, August 21st, wake: 12 noon, funeral: 1 p.m., at Taylor Funeral Home, 63 E. 79th St., 773-488-7300. Interment Restvale Cemetery.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on August 19, 2006