Dee Ann Chaffin 1956 - 2010 Olathe
=A celebration of life for Dee Ann Chaffin, 53, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Christian Church, 13890 W. 127th St., Olathe.
Ms. Chaffin died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, after a battle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 12, 1956, in Iola, the daughter of Dean and Mardell Culbertson Englebrecht.
Ms. Chaffin earned a degree in nursing from Kansas University in 1979. She completed a master’s degree in nursing and recently earned a license in massage therapy.
She taught nursing courses at KU and also worked in the labor and delivery floor of KU Medical Center. She later became a specialist in treating infertility. Most recently, she worked as a school nurse and received the School Nurse of the Year award for Shawnee Mission School District in 2010.
She enjoyed volunteering and especially helping her students and their families, along with her friends and her own family.
Survivors include two sons, Alex and Ben; her former husband, Tom Chaffin; three aunts, Maralyn Guyll, Lois Stockebrand and Janice Culbertson; an uncle, Carl Guyll; and a sister, Jane Englebrecht Phelps and husband Chris.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family will meet friends from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to St. Andrew Christian Church or Santa Fe Trail School PTA, 7100 Lamar, Overland Park, KS 66204.
Online condolences may be sent at PenwellGabel Olathe.com.