Dorothy L. Chappel
Dorothy L. Chappel, 87, of Sullivan, passed away 12:01 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Rev. Ben Harris officiating. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Dorothy was born May 25, 1929 in Long Creek, the daughter of George Franklin and Lillian Fressie (Helpingstine) Klein. She married Lloyd F. Chappel on April 10, 1948 in Sullivan; he preceded her in death on September 2, 2011. Dorothy enjoyed reading, baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan, playing pinochle and rummaging. She worked as a bookkeeper and later in private nursing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sullivan. She truly treasured the time spent with her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Roger Chappel of Sullivan; daughters, Janet (Jerry) Rohman of Sullivan and Jackie (Charlie) Goad of Decatur; sister, Rosetta (Roger) Naab of Sullivan; special sister-in-law, Carlene Klein of Sullivan. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, her special niece Betty Brandvold of Mattoon and several other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Michael, ten brothers and six sisters.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com