Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Leon Russell Chamberlain\n\r\n\t\t\t\tLeon Russell Chamberlain, age 65, of Lovilia, Iowa, died on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born on October 3, 1950 in Knoxville, Iowa to Guy and Mary (Ballalatak) Chamberlain. Leon graduated from Albia High School. He was enlisted in the United States Army, and also the United States Navy. He married Sandra Lee Ryan on February 20, 1971 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lovilia. They were blessed with two sons, Russ and Tom. He worked in Maintenance at the Veterans Hospital in Knoxville until retirement. His wife, Sandra died on March 11, 2014. He is survived by two sons, Russ (Dee) Chamberlain of Lovilia, Tom (Carol) Chamberlain of Lovilia; grandchildren, Garrett Chidester, Devin Chamberlain, Kody Chamberlain, Alex Bonnett, Josey Chamberlain, Cole Chamberlain, Jennifer (Aaron) West, Kallie (Richie) James, six great grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Chamberlain of Lovilia, Doyle Chamberlain of Lovilia, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Mary Chamberlain, and wife, Sandra. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2016 at Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia with Rev. Raymond Doser officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the American Legion of Lovilia, Albia, and Melrose will follow services in Osborn Cemetery near Lovilia. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016, opening to the public at 1:00 p.m. and family will be present from 6-8 p.m., Thursday evening at Sinnott Funeral Home, Gilbert Chapel in Lovilia. Memorials may be directed to the Osborn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com..