Dolores "Dolly" Chapel, 88, of 1145 Country Club Drive South Warsaw, Indiana, died on 9/11/2009 at 1:57 AM at Kosciusko Community Hospital Warsaw, Indiana. She was born on March 18, 1921 in Buffalo, New York.
Dolly (E. Dolores Lang) Chapel of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away at 2:00 a.m., September 11, 2009, at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband William I. Chapel, also of Warsaw, and three sons; William E. Chapel (wife Rebecca) of Edwardsville, IL, Jerry Michael Chapel (wife Dot) of Zionsville, Indiana, and Patrick Lee Chapel (wife Melanie) of Vestel, New York. Dolly is also survived by six grandchildren: Kelli, Kevin, Jason, Tasha, Geoff and Neil, and three great-grandchildren: Devin, Danica, and Jaden.
Dolly was born in Buffalo, New York, on March 18, 1921. Her parents and only sister, Gerry, preceded her in death. She graduated from Indiana University where she met her husband, Bill. Both were science majors, and throughout their marriage they shared an avid love of gradening and nature. This love and Dolly's sense of adventure led them to enjoy the ecology on their trips to Costa Rica, Guam, and Palau.
Dolly was also a teacher, a realtor with Century 21, a den mother for the boy scout troops, a state chairwoman for Teenage Republicans and always a gardener. The past several years, she and Bill spent their winters in Florida where Dolly could be seen feeding the cranes that came to visit her every day in her yard.
Dolly left her family a legacy of love for family, country, nature, and a positive and courageous attitude and love for every moment of life.
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, Indiana on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 12:00 Noon. Calling hours will be 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on Monday, September 14, 2009. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery – Warsaw, Indiana.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements. The family kindly requests memorial contributions in Dolly's name be made to:
Shriner's Hospital for Children
2211 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60070
to benefit the children's free medical care for orthopeadeic and burned patients.