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Charles E Chappelear
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1903
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1994
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

Charles was a graduate of Indiana State Teachers College with a B.S. in Commerce and Physical Education. He was also a graduate of the University of Illinois with a M.S. in Education.

1951 - Assistant Superintendent, Elementary Principal and Driver's Training at Neoga High School. The Senior Class of '51 willed to him a hopped up Model A Ford for Driver's Training Class.

1952 - Elementary Principal and he was a bus driver. The Senior Class of '52 willed him a Driver's training class.

1953 - Junior High Principal, Superintendent of Transportation and he taught Junior High Arthmetic. The Senior Class of '53 willed him a loud speaker so everyone could hear his timid voice.

Obituary for Charles E. Chappelear - Newspaper unknown

Charles E. Chappelear, 90, of Stewardson died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

He was born Aug. 8, 1903, in Sigel, the son of Robert Walter and Gertrude (Paxton) Chappelear. He married Lola Ruth Kessler, June 7, 1931, in Stewardson.

Mr. Chappelear was a former teacher and coach, who had taught in the Strasburg, Stewardson and DeLand School Districts; was a teacher and principal of the Neoga School District and had retired as principal of the Elk Grove School District.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Stewardson, a 68-year member of the Neoga Masonic Lodge #279 A.F. & A.M., Consistory - Valley of Danville - Danville, Ill., Ained Shrine East St. Louis, Ill., and a member of the state and national retired teachers associations.

Surviving are his wife, Lola, a patient in the Evergreen Nursing Center of Effingham; brothers and sisters-in-laws, C.F. and Oma McCormick, Harold and Wilma Kessler, all of Stewardson and Valorie Chappelear of Berwyn, Ill. He was preceded in death by a brother.

Services for Mr. Chappelear were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church of Stewardson, with Pastor Curt Rush officiating. The organist Carolyn Moomaw and the vocalists were David Slifer, Edward Anderson and Aaron Huffmaster. Songs were "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" and "Amazing Grace." Mrs. Phyllis Cowel sang, "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbears were Paul Halcomb, John Vaughn, Gene Vaughn, Tim Lenz, Fred Stevens and Paul Courson. Burial was in the Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials: World's Children, Winter Haven, Fla.

There were no children to this marriage.
Family links: 
  Robert Walter Chappelear (1879 - 1950)
  Gertrude Paxton Chappelear (1885 - 1947)
  Lola Ruth Kessler Chappelear (1909 - 2001)


Lola R, June 1, 1909 - April 23, 2001

Charles E, August 8, 1903 - March 23, 1994

Stewardson Cemetery
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sandra Taylor
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85988907
Charles E Chappelear
Added by: Sandra Taylor
Charles E Chappelear
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Charles E Chappelear
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Charles was my 2nd cousin 1x removed. Rest in Peace!
- Sandra Taylor
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013

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