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James C. Chaney, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his residence.He was born in Madison County, IL the son of the late Clarence and Ottilia (Wickenhauser) Chaney Jr.He was employed with Olin as a forklift operator. He was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed working on classic cars. Jim was especially proud of his “1959” Edsel, which he displayed at many car shows in the area.He is survived by seven siblings; William and Evelyn Sherman, Joseph Sherman, Rosalie and Gary Boyd, Robert Chaney, Marilyn Chaney and her boyfriend Don, Michael Chaney and his girlfriend Cindy and Thomas Chaney and his girlfriend Elizabeth, a Godson; Joseph Richards, a very special friend; Robin Hamlin and many other relatives and friends.Visitation will be from 5 pm until a Celebration of Life service to be held at 7:30 pm, Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Elias Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home, in Alton.Per his wishes cremation rites where accorded.Memorials may be directed to the 5A’s Animal Shelter.Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com