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Evelyn J. Chappell Creston

Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014 10:33 a.m. CDT

Evelyn J. Chappell, 86, of Creston died July 7, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 14, at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning. The Rev. Fred Bryson will officiate. Interment will be in Carl Cemetery.

Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Carl United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Evelyn June Chappell, daughter of Dortha I. (Falconer) and Donald E. Pearson, was born May 22, 1928, in Carl Township, Adams County.

Evelyn graduated from Corning High School in 1945. She received her normal training certificate and taught in a country school in Carl before her 18th birthday, and again taught in a rural school several months in 1947 and 1953.

Later, Evelyn worked as a district Avon representative.

She and Ted Moran were founding members and managers of their band The Stragglers.

Evelyn managed the family farm for more than 20 years.

Evelyn was a member of Carl United Methodist Church.

Evelyn is survived by her companion Ted Moran of Creston; daughters, Linda (Gordon) Lundberg of Ames and Diann (Dave) Zimmerman of Clive; son Jim (Michelle) Chappell of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Marlin (Elinor) Pearson of Corning; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.

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