Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
January 29, 1966 - Saturday, pg 2
LESLIE ERNEST CHAPIN
Leslie E. Chapin Of Chapin's Creamery Dies Suddenly
Tampico: - Leslie Ernest Chapin, 79, passed away at Sterling Community General Hospital Friday evening where he had been admittted a short time earlier.
He was born June 3, 1886, in Portland Township, the son of Samuel R. and Lillie Paine Chapin. He attended Sandy Hill School in Portland Township, and Brown's Business College, Sterling.
He had lived in Tampico for 52 years, and in business as Chapins creamery since 1913.
He married Ellen Larson in Sterling, March 14, 1912. She passed away Nov. 29, 1945.
He married Mayme Yelton, in Fort Thomas, Ky., in Sept. 1948.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and had served as secretary of the high school board.
He is survived by his wife Mayme, Ft. Thomas, Ky; two sons Harry and Richard, Tampico; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Vickrey, Princeton; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a twin sister, Lela Chapin and one brother, Frank, both of Prophetstown.
He was preceded by his parents, one grandson, Jay Vickery in 1963; one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Chapel, Tampico, with the Rev. Roger Baumeister officiating. Burial will be in
Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. A memorial to the Heart Fund has been established.