Welcome to Tampico, Illinois
Obituaries > 2014 - Gailya Chapin

ddm

Gailya Chapin: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Crossville Chronicle (TN) - Monday, February 24, 2014

Deceased Name: Gailya Chapin

CROSSVILLE — Sept. 9, 1928—Feb. 16, 2014

Gailya Lee (Wright) Chapin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 16, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. A graveside service will be held at Tampico Memorial in Tampico, IL.

She was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Greenville, IL, the daughter of the late Lee E. Wright and Stella B. (Purvis) Wright. She worked as a hairdresser and was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Leslie R. Chapin of Arnold, MD; daughters, Deborah Yantis of Loudon, TN, and Lora Horvath of Pipersville, PA; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Samuel Chapin; and sisters, Charlene, Ila and Lucy.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

Also posted online www.saukvalley.com obits

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Gailya L. Chapin, 85, of Crossville, formerly of Tampico, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. She worked as a hairdresser, and later worked at and retired from Self Help Enterprises in Sterling.

Gailya was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Greenville, the daughter of Lee E. Wright and Stella B. (Purvis) Wright. She was united in marriage to Richard S. Chapin on Aug. 9, 1958. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Leslie R. Chapin of Arnold, Maryland; two daughters, Deborah Yantis of Louden, Tennessee, and Lora Horvath of Pipersville, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Charlene, Ila, and Lucy; and one son, Thomas Lee Chapin. 

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tampico Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Harkness of Walnut United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements.

Visit garlandfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

TAMPICO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY - MUSEUM - FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY/RESEARCH CENTER  119 Main St., P. O. Box 154,  Tampico, IL  61283   www.tampicohistoricalsociety.com   tampicohistoricalsociety@gmail.com  President Joan Johnson, 815-438-7581 or garyjoan@thewisp.net  Family History Coordinator, Denise McLoughlin 815-590-2143. We are an all-volunteer organization so your donations are always appreciated!  Sign up to receive our e-newsletter. Thank you!  Visit us on FACEBOOK, too.