Esther Chappell

August 23, 2010

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Esther Marie (Hanawalt) Chappell, 94, of Urbana, formerly of Marion, Ohio died Aug. 23, 2010 at Community’s Hearth & Home in Urbana.
She was born on July 15, 1916 in Marion, Ohio to Jacob and Alice (Linstedt) Hanawalt. She graduated from Marion High School and attended Bluffton College.
She enjoyed painting and crafts and was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Marion. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She married Charles J. Chappell on Sept. 15, 1945. He preceded her in death in December 1994.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Grant, Nolan and Harold.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Frank) Ridolfo of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren Wendy (Bob) Kidd of Centerville, Ohio, Todd (Carly) Wagner of Urbana and Beth (John) Deere of Urbana; great-grandchildren, Brianna (Dustin) Starn of Brookeville, Ohio, Jordan and Lindsey Kidd of Centerville, Blake and Grace Wagner of Urbana and Paige and Nathan Deere of Urbana.
The family will hold a private service at Vernon Funeral Home in Urbana. Burial will be in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens, Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 444 W. Harding Road, Springfield, Ohio or the Alzheimer’s Association, Champaign County Chapter.

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