Christy Jean (Brownfield) Chaney

Christy Jean (Brownfield) Chaney, a resident of Republic, MO, formerly of Willow Springs, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 27, 2020 while at her residence. She was born August 25, 1966 to Roland Eugene and Norma Jean (Tipton) Brownfield in Mountain View, MO. She was 53 years old.
Christy grew up in Willow Springs and attended the schools here, graduating with the class of 1984.  She went on to attend Southwest Missouri State University and obtained a degree in nursing. She later received her Master’s Degree in nursing from Regency University in New York.  It has been said she lived and breathed nursing and would spend her free time studying all aspects of nursing online.  She married Robert S. Chaney, III on August 19, 1989 at First Baptist Church in Willow Springs, and to this union three children were born.  She was employed at Ozarks Medical Center as a Registered Nurse for 20 years, where she worked in the gastrointestinal department.  She was also the nurse manager in the outpatient department for several years. Christy was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Willow Springs. When she was not working, she and Bob loved to travel and go on cruises.  She will be dearly missed by her family, her friends, and all who knew her.
Christy is preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Haylee Lauren; and her brother, Darin Brownfield.
She is survived by her husband, Robert S. “Bob” Chaney, III of Willow Springs; her daughters: Allison Nicole Chaney and Lindsey Katelyn Chaney, both of Chesterfield, MO; stepsons: Dustin Robert Chaney of Willow Springs and Andrew Kyle Chaney of Springfield, MO; her brother, Danny Dean of Republic, MO; a grandson, Jaxon Keith Roe of Chesterfield, MO; and seven step-grandchildren: Landen, Aiden, Christian, Isaiah, Eliese, Madilyn, and Lilah.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations in Christy’s memory be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at the funeral home.
No services are planned at this time.  Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home, LLC.  Online condolences may be left at

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