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Christina L. Chappell

October 12, 1928 – August 13, 2017


Chappell2Christina L. Chappell, age 88 of Monroe, died at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at Wellspring Lutheran Home. She had been in declining health for four years.

Family and friends may visit from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. John Schinkel, Chaplain at Wellspring Lutheran Home will officiate. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born October 12, 1928 in Plymouth, England, Chris was the daughter of the late John and Mabel Riley. She married William V. Chappell on September 13, 1952 in Plymouth, England. Together, they came to the United States in 1956 and became U.S. citizens in 1961.

Chris was employed by Monroe Public School as a Lunch Cashier at the former Junior High School for approximately twelve years. Mainly, she was happy being a homemaker and raising three children.

Chris was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild. She enjoyed knitting and sewing but her favorite pastime was the time spent with her grandchildren. In her younger years, Chris was active playing paddleball and volleyball at the local YMCA which began many lifelong friendships.

Chris is survived by her three children, Donna (Tom) Heck of Monroe, Sharon Chappell of Ypsilanti, and Craig (Sally) Chappell of Farmington Hills; five grandchildren: Devon Heck of Los Angeles, CA; Christian Heck of Tulsa, OK; Eric, Sarah, and Ian Chappell, all of Farmington Hills.

In addition to her parents and husband, Chris was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Powe and Valerie Barlow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Chris’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of the Lutheran Home for caring for their mother, and a special thank you to Kim and Bruce Diven for their help and support.

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5 Responses to Christina L. Chappell

  • Jan Marie Rappold says:

    Donna,Sharon,Craig . My heart ways heart My deepest sympathy goes out to all to you and your families in the lose of your Mom.I have so many fond memeries on Winston Dr. of all of you..She and your Dad were se Special and now they can watch over all of you. May she Rest In Peace . Luv Jan Rappold

  • Charles and Danielle Watkins says:

    To the Chappell family we extend our sympathy, PrAyers and condolence at this most difficult time.
    Mrs Chappell was kind, and it was a pleasure to have known her, and in-laws years your Dad as well working with the Back to Basic tutoring.
    May fond memories prevail

  • Lynn McCloskey Harter says:

    Donna, Sharon, and Craig, I was so sorry to read of your Mom’s death. She was such a special, kind person. I have such fond memories of both she and your Dad. Please know that you and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

  • Joyce Wardrop Daniels says:

    Donna, Sharon and Craig,
    Please accept our condolences at this sad time. Your Mom was a very special friend to our patents, Dave and Bera Wardrop. Your Dad was waiting her in Heaven with open arms. She will be missed.

    Joyce Wardrop Daniels and David Wardrop

  • Robyn Bonifacio says:

    My deepest condolences to your entire family. All of us at Wellspring Lutheran Services were so fond of your mom. It was a pleasure knowing her and especially caring for her. I will miss her and all of you. I wasn’t able to make it to the funeral home. I have you in my thoughts. Robyn Bonifacio

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