Mrs. Elom Chapin (the former Mary Emilia LESTER)

Fremont Eagle Thursday Aug 25, 1927

Mrs. Elom Chapin Passes Away.
     Relatives and friends were shocked and surprised yesterday morning to hear that Mrs. Elom Chapin had passed away Tuesday night.
     She had spent Tuesday in Coldwater at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman Caswell, where a family dinner was served in honor of Chalmer Chapin and family who had expected to leave for South Carolina today.
     Mr. and Mrs. Chapin and son L. E. Chapin and family went to the home of the latter at Montgomery, and about eight o'clock when was stricken and soon passed away.
     The body was brought to the home of C. E. Chapin and funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  Rev. Herbert McMurray of Greencastle preachiing the sermon.

Fremont Eagle, Thursday,  September 1, 1927

Mrs. Elom Chapin

     Mary Amelia Lester, third daughter of Ransom and Eliza Lester, was born at Sturgis, Michigan, Aug 6, 1853 and completed life's journey, Aug. 23, 1927 at the home of her son, Lester, where she was enjoying a short visit, being at the time seventy-four years and seventeen days of age.
     In early girlhood she joined the Baptist church and was a helpful member especially in a musical way.  She was married to Elom Chapin of Fremont, Indiana, May 19, 1880.
     Together they have traveled down the years, and today she leaves to mourn her passing, the husband and the four children, Dr. Lester E. Chapin of Montgomery, Michigan, Dr. Chester E. Chapin of Fremont, Ind., Mrs. Nellile Caswell of Coldwater, Mich. and Dr. Chalmer W.  Chapin of
Georgetown, South Carolina.  There is also a step-son, Dr. B. F. Chapin of Fremont.  There are fifteen grandchildren to whom she was greatly devoted and who brought much joy into her later years.
     In her own quiet way she filled a large place in the hearts of the home circle and also with many relatives and friends more widely removed.  She will be greatly missed but after a well-spent lilfe, she
sleeps well.
     Funeral services sconducted by Rev. Herbert McMurray were held at the home of her son Chester with burial in the Fremont Cemetery.
Submitted by
Kathy Caswell Rinke