D. Elaine Chandler

Aug 12, 2019
D. Elaine Chandler

Warren — D. Elaine Chandler, 75, passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s disease Aug. 11, 2019, at Sussman House with her family by her side. She was born May 6, 1944, in Quincy, Mass., to G. Vernon Jordan and Dorothy (Clark) Jordan. Elaine attended Warren Grade School, Warren High School, the Eastern Nazarene College, Millerville University in Lancaster, Pa., and the Bangor Theological Seminary in 2009.

She was employed by the Mennonite Board of Missions, the Catholic Charities as a case worker, Pals, and was co-pastor at the First Baptist Church of St. George.

Elaine was a music leader, enjoyed playing piano and singing, reading, cooking and hostessing many meals for family and church.

She was a member of the St. George Missionary Society and did community service through the Macedonian Ministries, Faith At Work. Elaine obtained a master's degree, and was a pastor emerita of the First Baptist Church of St. George.

She was predeceased by her father, the Rev. G. Vernon Jordon, her mother, Dorothy Clark Jordan and son Richard Vernon Wheeler.

Elaine is survived by her husband, the Rev. Walden Chandler, of Warren; daughter Amie Lynn Wheeler and her partner, Carol Pokladok, of China; adopted daughter Bonnie Musial of Thomaston; sister Susan Wilkes and her husband, Keith, of Brunswick; nephews Derick Mallard of Brunswick, Robert Wilkes of Durham and niece Heather Wilkes of Jacksonville, Fla.; and cousin John Arthur Clark of Point Orange, Fla.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro, 949 Main St. A service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Wiley’s Corner, 15 Snows Point Road, St. George, with the Rev. Dr. Linwood Welch and Josh McPhail officiating.

Donations may be made in Elaine’s name to the First Baptist Church at Wiley’s Corner,15 Snows Point Road, St. George, Maine 04860.

For online condolences visit hallfuneralhomes.com.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: DONNA BELYEA | Aug 14, 2019 15:54

Oh Walden I am so sorry I didn’t make it to Elaine’s services. She will be in my heart forever and I’ll spend eternity with her ....I can close my eyes and hear her laugh .   I’ll send a remembrance to Wileys Corner  love and Hugs Donna and Steve Belyea

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