Ruth L. Chappell

September 13, 2022

Ruth L. Chappell, 98, of Frankfort, passed away September 13, 2022 at IU Health Frankfort Hospital.  She was born on July 4, 1924 in Elwood to Raymond and Mary McDaniel.  She married Jerrold Chappell Jr. and he preceded her in death in 1980.

Ruth was a 1942 graduate of Elwood High School and moved to Frankfort in 1952.  She retired from Mallory Controls after working there for 20 years.  She then worked for Marsh Grocery Store, retiring in 2007.  Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church in Frankfort and enjoyed reading biographies, cooking and loved to knit.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  A Graveside Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Elwood Cemetery, 1000 South E Street, Elwood. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Daughter: Natalie (John) Blackburn of Frankfort; Granddaughters: Karrie Rae (Anthony) Larson of San Jose, CA and Kattie Rae Blackburn of Chicago, IL; and Brother: Wayne McDaniel of Ft. Wayne.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and a brother.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Ruth L. Chappell”

  1. Mary Richards September 14, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Natalie, very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Suellen & Chris Myers September 14, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Dear Natalie, John, & family,
    We are very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You have our sincere sympathy at this sad time.

  3. Karrie Larson September 15, 2022 at 12:17 am

    She was the best grandma! We love her and miss her so much already.

  4. Norma Melson September 15, 2022 at 4:09 am

    Natalie and John, we are so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Doris Richey September 15, 2022 at 5:43 am

    So sorry to hear this. She was a sweetheart

  6. Ron Hinshaw September 15, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I was saddened to hear my aunt Ruthie passed away Tuesday, She always was kind and loving towards me. Natalie, John, Karrie, Anthony, and Kattie (Love Always)

  7. Kattie Blackburn September 15, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    She was so funny, very loving and supportive. She loved her family very much. I will miss her.

  8. Kenny and Sally Mitchell September 15, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    John and Natalie and family so sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers to all of you at this difficult time in the loss of your Mother

  9. Meaghan September 16, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I’m so sad to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful grandma and I know she will missed so very much. Prayers and love for all of you!

  10. Teresa Wolfe September 16, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Natalie so very sorry for your loss. I loved Ruthie she always made my day! Will miss her. Prayers for you and your family 🙏

  11. Josh Nerius September 16, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    To the Blackburn family, my deepest condolences. You’re all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  12. John&Darla Large September 17, 2022 at 11:15 am

    Natalie, so sorry for your Mom’s passing.. She was a very sweet lady! Your family is in my prayers. Love & God Bless You All!

  13. larry hinshaw September 18, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Growing up everyone should have an Aunt Ruthie, great memories

  14. Randy Hinshaw September 19, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Aunt Ruthie was the kindest, sweetest person on Earth. I’m so sorry for your lost

  15. Nancy Williams September 19, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Natalie,.John and girls so sorry to hear about Ruthie. I’m sorry I’m not going make for the calling. Fell and not moving too well.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I have a lot of good memories to hang on to!
    Love all of you.

  16. R. Dominic Young September 20, 2022 at 8:18 am

    With prayers and condolences to Natalie and family at this time. May the Lord bless Ruth’s soul and bring her to a place of rest, light and eternal joy.

  17. Norma Rowell October 10, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Natalie, i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I worked with her at Mallory’s for a few years . She was a loving and, kind person and i enjoyed her company at work so much . Im sure she will be greatly missed.

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