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Robert E. Chamness, 66, of Lafayette, passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born February 19, 1947 in Ft. Wayne, IN, he was the son of the late Keith E. Chamness, Sr. and Lillie Nancy (Baker) Chamness. He earned his Associates Degree from Ivy Tech.
Robert worked as a welder at Wabash National Corporation before retiring. He was formerly married to Colleen Dunham Crull and she survives. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, computers, listening to classical music, and bird watching.
Surviving are his three daughters, Sara Moss of Lafayette, Leah Meza of Rantoul, IL, and Lisa Chamness (husband, Luis Fernando Gallagos) of Lafayette; his brother, Keith E. Chamness, Jr. (wife, Judy) of Anderson, IN, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Lafayette with Elder Gene Muston officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at