BUTLER: La misión de Jamie Chamberlain en la vida era demostrar el amor de Dios y servirle. Ella era una mujer compasiva, una esposa amorosa, una madre cariñosa y una amiga fiel. To understand those sentences (Jamie Chamberlain’s mission in life was to demonstrate God’s love and serve Him. She was a compassionate woman, a loving wife, a caring mother and a loyal friend.) you likely had Jamie as a Spanish teacher. Her passion for the Spanish language spilled well beyond the classroom: she studied abroad in Valencia, Spain, led groups of high schoolers on trips to Costa Rica, and made multiple mission trips to Juarez, Mexico, Belize and Nicaragua. Jamie loved to travel, she loved people, and she loved God.
The Lord called Jamie to himself Friday evening September 25, 2015 from her Butler home following a bout with breast cancer. She was 40.
Born Jamie Robin Bevier June 23, 1975 in Shelby to parents Robert & Sally (LeMunyon) Bevier, she was graduated from Shelby High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Education from Baldwin Wallace University in 1997 and her Master’s degree in Education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 2005.
Following a year teaching in Norwalk High School, she accepted a position teaching Spanish in Clear Fork High School. Through her 16-year career with the school, Jamie served as Spanish Club advisor; and coached track and girls’ basketball. In 2006 she was elected to serve on a Rotary Club International’s education exchange to Chile.
She was a member of Impact Worship Center, where she served on the District Board of Ministerial Development translating to ministry students whose primary language was Spanish.
Raised on a farm, she learned an early appreciation for animals through her work with 4-H, and enjoyed riding and showing horses. Jamie enjoyed hiking and jogging, and to stay physically fit she liked most every sport activity.
She will be remembered as a compassionate teacher, whose dedication to God, her family and those close to her, was obvious from the fruits of her labors and her unique spiritual gifts. Her biggest blessing came in the form of a daughter whom she cherished with a love that eclipsed any other activity.
She is survived by her husband Jake Chamberlain, whom she married June 30, 2001; their daughter Ramsey; her parents Robert & Sally Bevier of Shelby; her in-laws James & Becky Chamberlain of Millersburg; her grandfather-in-law Eugene Floro of Mansfield; brothers Gary & Chrissy Bevier of Shelby and Kyle & Michelle Bevier of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Josh & Tara Chamberlain of Bellville and Jenda & Adam Nelson of Aurora; nieces and nephew Brooklyn Bevier, Gabi, Jorja, Judah and Millie Chamberlain.
The Chamberlain family will receive friends Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 2 to 7 p.m. in Impact Worship Center, 160 Woodruff Road (at State Route 13), Mansfield, where a worship service of thanksgiving for the gift of Jamie’s life will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastors Mike Cloud and Matthew Liddick will officiate. Burial will follow in Ganges Cemetery in Bloominggrove Township. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
Contributions in Jamie’s memory may be made at the funeral to: Her daughter Ramsey’s College Fund (please make check payable: Jake Chamberlain); or to Impact Worship Center Nicaragua Mission Team; or to Clear Fork High School Spanish Club.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Jamie’s family, and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them – and watch her tribute video – at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.