ST. LOUIS -- Elza "Breck" Chaney, 84, died March 14, 2007, at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon.
Born July 23, 1922, in Puxico, son of the late Samuel Lee and Flora Hawks Chaney, he was a 1940 graduate of Puxico High School. He lived most of his life in St. Louis where he worked in management for 30 years at the Union Electric Company, was a member of the Canaan Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving with the construction battalion (See Bee's).
Survivors include: two brothers, David G. Chaney of Florissant and Louis W. Chaney of O'Fallon; two sisters, Rose Gillett of Flint, Mich., and Flora Lee Mansbridge of Fisk; and two grandsons, Paul Adamson and Brian Adamson of Reno, Nev.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra K. Adamson; one brother, Sam Chaney; and one sister, Helen Payne.
Visitation is at 5 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Sara "Sally" J. Chaney of Webster Groves will officiate.
Burial with full military rites conducted by the Stoddard County Veteran's Honor Team will follow in the Puxico Cemetery.