Edward Martin Chaney

Edward Martin Chaney, fondly known as “Hi Ed,” passed away, surrounded by his daughters and faithful companion, Lucy, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, in his hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Ed was born on August 16, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant the son of Horace and Georgie (Martin) Chaney, Ed was a lifelong resident of Mt. Pleasant, which he dearly loved.

Ed was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, class of 1947, and went on to serve his country in the United States Army, serving during the Korean War – mainly in Austria.  Ed was quite a basketball player and played for the Army, traveling with the team.  After his service, Ed was a carpenter, an auctioneer, an antique dealer, a realtor, and lover of yard sales.

On July 12, 1958, Ed married Margie Kempker in Ft. Madison, Iowa at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Together, in Mt. Pleasant, they raised four daughters of which he was immensely proud:  Barbara (Jerry), Ann (Mike), Amy (Kendall), and Jill (Charlie).  Ed was a devoted father and an active presence in his children’s lives – coaching when his children were young and never missing any of his children’s activities.  Ed took great pleasure in his 11 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Ed is survived by his sister, Louise Berg and his brother, William Chaney.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margie of 63 years, his brother, Robert Chaney, his sister, Elizabeth Lanphear, and his brother, Richard Chaney.

We will miss dad’s humor, his love of family, his ability to fix anything, his love of clocks, and his gentlemanly way.  Ed Chaney, you will be greatly missed.

Ed’s family will receive friends on Saturday, August 17, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.  A memorial has been established in his memory.  Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for his arrangements.