Obituary: Kevin David Chambers

Kevin David Chambers, a lawyer and resident of Newton, KS, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the age of 36.
Kevin is survived by his parents; his wife, Traci Chambers (née Siebert); his children, Chloe Joy and Andrew David; his siblings Staci, Jeremy and Kimberly; grandfather Robert L. Chambers; grandmother Janet Ratzlaff; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kevin was born Sept. 27, 1980, in Hutchinson to Timothy and Connie (Ratzlaff) Chambers. In 2003, he graduated magna cum laude in cconomics from Kansas State University. In 2006, he graduated from Washburn University School of Law with a juris doctorate and certificate in tax law. Kevin furthered his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he received his L.L.M. in taxation in 2007. He practiced estate planning and tax law at Forker Suter LLC in Hutchinson.
On July 11, 2009, he married Traci, an elementary school teacher. On Dec. 27, 2012, and Feb. 23, 2016, respectively, he welcomed his two beautiful children, who were a blessed part of his life.
Kevin was a devoted husband and father. His favorite times were at home with his kids, wrestling and playing with them. He loved reading bedtime stories and making his children laugh. During good weather, you could find Kevin outside working on his yard and garden. He enjoyed working on his car and helping others.
He attended Grace Community Church in Newton with his family. Friends and family loved his intelligence and sense of humor. He loved to watch sports and was an avid Kansas State Wildcat fan since childhood. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.
The casket will be open after 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Grace Community Church in Newton.
A memorial has been established for the family, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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