Joyce A. Chaplin, 73, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Vandalia, IL.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2017, at Unity Baptist Church, Vandalia, with Pastor’s Robert Weaver and Terry Buster, officiating Burial will follow at Liberty Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, IL. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2017, at Unity Baptist Church, Rt. 185, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Fayette County Hospice. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
She was born July 24, 1943, in Long Beach, CA, the daughter of Joseph Sonny & Vera Opal (Ross) Lang. Married Richard “Dick” Olin Chaplin on December 15, 1961, Long Beach, CA. She was a retired Legal Secretary for GTE Directories, and Member of Unity Baptist Church, Vandalia, IL.
She is survived by: Husband – Dick Chaplin, Vandalia, IL; Son – Dennis Chaplin & Laurie, Orange, CA; Daughter – Karen Storm & Steve, Brownstown, IL; Brother – Ron Newell & Betty, CA; Sisters – Betty Casjens, WA, Helen Wilhite & Milt, CA, and Shirley Hale & Mike, ID; 4 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Parents; and 1 Brother.