The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 16, 1989 - Monday, pg A2
Fairfield Glade, TN - Richard Chapin, 65, formerly of Tampico and Rock Falls died Thursday in Country Place Health Care Center in Crossville, TN.
Private graveside services were conducted 2 p.m. Saturday in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Rev. Janet Preus former pastor of Tampico United Methodist Church, officiated. Graveside Military rites were conducted by the Tampico American Legion.
A memorial has been established to the Tampico United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Mr. Chapin was born March 11, 1924, the son of Leslie and Ellen Larson Chapin. He was co-owner and operator of Chapin Creamery in Tampico for many years until it closed in 1966. He was emoployed at the Rock Falls National Guard for 6 years. He married Gailya Wright, August 9, 1958 in Springfield. He lived in Tampico until 1976 then moved to Rock Falls where he lived until recently moving to Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Tampico American Legion, the Tampico Fire Dept., and served on the Tampico School Board.
He is survived by his wife, Gailya; two daughters, Deborah Yantis, Redbluff, Ca; Lora Horvath, Doylestown, Pa.; two sons, Leslie Chapin, Conroe, Tx., Thomas Chapin, Doylestown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Vickrey, Princeton.