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Mary Ann Chandler, missionary to Malawi, dies in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Mary Ann Chandler, a Southern Baptist missionary to Malawi, died of a heart attack Nov. 9, 1998, in Birmingham, Ala. She was 54.
A native of Alabama, Chandler was appointed as a missionary to Malawi by the Southern Baptist International Mission Board in 1970. She served as a social worker and women’s worker and as treasurer for the organization of Southern Baptist missionaries in Malawi. She was placed on medical disability in 1998.
A graduate of Samford University, Chandler was a summer missionary to New Mexico and Malawi and worked with vacation Bible school and youth in Alabama. She interned at Good Samaritan Home in New Orleans and was a camp counselor. She worked at the Rachel Sims Mission, a goodwill center in New Orleans, for two years. She was a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham.
She is survived by her sister, Martha R. Chandler of Birmingham.
Memorials may be made through First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove, 724 4th Street, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127 for the Malawi Mission Fund or the Chandler Family Life Center Building Fund.