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Funeral Held For Man Whose Bones Were Found In Chief’s Yard

April 25, 1988

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) _ The remains of Russell Bean, whose bones were unearthed last month in the front yard of former Marlow police Chief Robert Chambers, were buried following a weekend funeral service.

The two dozen people attending Saturday’s service at Pine Grove Cemetery included Sylvia Chambers, who was married to Bean when he disappeared 10 years ago and who later married Chambers. He has been charged with second-degree murder in Bean’s death, and she is seeking a divorce.

Police dug up Bean’s remains on March 14 but held them for examination until last week.

Sylvia Chambers expressed relief that the funeral was held.

″I don’t feel his body was at rest until we had the funeral,″ she said. ″It was a very beautiful funeral. It brought a lot of family members back together.″

″It is good that we took care of our brother and buried him properly,″ said Allan Bean, older brother of Russell, who died at age 25. ″My brother was not a piece of garbage to be thrown in the ground. He was a human being.″

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