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Janice L. Chapell

Mrs. Janice L. Chapell, 73, of Morris, Ill., passed away at Morris Hospital on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Janice was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of the late Herman and Vivian (Brooks) Brock. She was educated in the Terre Haute school system and graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in 1958.

On May 12, 1962, she married Richard Chapell in Terre Haute. They moved to Morris in 1965. For many years, Janice was employed with American Wick Company in Morris.

Janice was a past member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 544, as well as The Red Hat Ladies and a volunteer in the Morris Hospital Transportation\Lifeline Department.

Janice enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband; they would spend the winter months in San Juan, Texas. She also enjoyed crafts and attending music festivals. Her first and true love was spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Richard; her daughter, Karla (Jack) Stark of Morris; two brothers, Wayne (Sharon) Brock of Richland Hills, Texas, and Larry (Theresa) Brock of San Marcus, Texas; and three grandchildren, Matthew Stark, Jenny Llanos (Stark), and Hope Rich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Richard Wayne, in 1994; and one sister, Caroline Kiefling.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home.

A celebration of Janice’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, also at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, with Pastor Ryan Weiman of First Christian Church officiating.

Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Morris.

Memorials may be made in Janice’s name to the Morris Hospital Transportation/Lifeline Fund or Trinity Services in Joliet. 

Condolences may be extended online to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home.

For further information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0084.

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