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home : obituaries : obituaries May 24, 2016

4/27/2013 8:00:00 AM
Larry G. Chapel
April 7, 1945 - April 21, 2013
Larry "Chappy" Chapel

Mr. Larry G. 'Chappy' Chapel, 68, of Kokomo, passed away at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Howard Community Hospital, Kokomo.

Born in Howard County, on April 7, 1945, Larry Gene was the treasured son of Fawns Guy and Wilodene (Weitzel) Chapel.

His pre-teen years were spent in Howard County, and at age 10, his family moved to Rochester. In 1963, as a proud Zebra, he graduated from Rochester High School. During his high school years, Larry played on the baseball team and on the gridiron; he played fullback. 

On April 6, 1968, in Rochester, Larry Gene married the love of his life, Gloria Ann Holloway, who later became his best friend. Together, they shared 45 years of life's adventures. Their union produced a beautiful daughter, Susan.

In 2001, Chappy, as he was known by all of his Chrysler buddies, retired after 38 years of dedicated service from the Kokomo Chrysler transmission plant, as a material handler. He was also a member of the UAW No. 685. 

An avid bowler, Chappy sported a sizzling 188 average. He enjoyed letting the good times roll at the Cedar Crest Lanes, now known as the Kokomo Sports Bowl, as a member of the Chrysler League and the Senior League. Taking to the links was another favorite form of relaxation.

Together, Larry and Gloria would board his shiny Suzuki and catch the warm summer breeze while cruising the streets around the city, or taking a day trip to enjoy the sights. He loved playing cards with his cronies in Galveston and Kokomo.

More recently he became an accomplished computer gamer, playing Call of Duty or Texas hold 'em poker! Larry was the proud owner of a unique Garfield collection. He also owned a vast collection of Coke memorabilia.

Larry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Gloria Ann; his daughter, Susan Meissnest and husband Kurt; his mother, Wilodene 'Willie' Eltzeroth, all of Kokomo; his father-in-law, Bob Holloway, of Rochester; and his feline companion, big, fat cat 'Ho,' a long haired domestic.

Preceding him in death are his father, Fawns Guy Chapel in 1955; along with several aunts and uncles.

A celebration of the life of Mr. Larry G. 'Chappy' Chapel will be held later this spring.

Arrangements are entrusted with the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Friends may leave messages of condolence or light a candle to honor his memory at

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Article comment by: Dale Clay

Gloria Ann so sorry for your lose. I know how it is, my thoughts are with you

Your cousin
Dale Clay

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