Carol E. Chapin


Lakeview – Carol Esther (Ebbitt) Chapin, age 85, of Lakeview (formerly of Morley) peacefully passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home. Carol was born September 9, 1931, and raised in rural Morley to George and Dorothy Ebbitt. She was Valedictorian of Morley High School Class of 1949. Upon graduation, Carol attended Davenport College receiving her Secretarial Degree. She married Roy G Chapin on March 4, 1951, at the United Church of Christ in Lakeview. Carol was a homemaker, amazing seamstress, the Cato Twp. Cemetery Sexton, and sold christmas cards and Studio Girl. She also did the books for their business, and oversaw the building of their home. Carol was also a Girl and Boy Scout Leader. She enjoyed sewing (she was known as “The Barbie Doll Lady”), reading, grandchildren esp. Basketball, being a mom, shopping, remodeling, and enjoyed taking care of the cemetery for over 30 years.

Carol will be missed by her children Marcy (Tim) Ferguson, Steven Chapin, Kevin (Donna) Chapin, Danette (Dan) Mondrella, and Michelle (John) Schwartz; grandchildren Brandon (Amy) Bennett, Bradey (May) Bennett, Brooke (Brian) Aten, Brent (Brittany) Ferguson, Brock (Brittany) Ferguson, Danielle (Rory) Shea, Nicolle York, Michael (Megan) York, Stephanie York, Angela York (Joe Bugeja), Myriah, Kolter, and McKenzie Schwartz; great-grandchildren Ethan and Hannah Bennett, Alyssa and Dierks Bennett, Hailey York, and Jacob Bugeja; two sisters-in-laws; three special cousins; and ten nieces and nephews; and everyone who called her Grandma.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Roy Chapin in 1994; her parents George Ebbitt and Dorothy Russell; and Roy’s brothers and sisters and their spouses.

Funeral services for Carol will take place on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview, MI with Pastor Dave England officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. All are invited to a luncheon in the Brigham Funeral Chapel Banquet Room following the internment at Cato Twp. Cemetery. Contributions in Carol's memory may be made to Lakeview Sports Boosters or Charity of Choice.

Condolences to the family can be made utilizing the guestbook below.


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  • Jack A. Stickler (Wednesday, July 19 17 09:44 am EDT)

    I loved Carrol's honesty. If you didn't want her opinion don't ask. I will miss her and my annual Christmas card from her. Her and Roy played a big part in my life.

  • Linda Baird (Wednesday, July 19 17 12:30 pm EDT)

    My condolences to you and yours and all.

  • Gary & Ruth Reichert (Wednesday, July 19 17 10:40 pm EDT)

    Our condolences. Her & Roy were good to me when I worked the milk route with him.They gave me my nickname Sunshine.I will miss her.I miss Roy's jokes.

  • Lisa (Thursday, July 20 17 08:44 am EDT)

    Oh the wonderful memories! So blessed to have known her...

    Our love to all,
    Bruce and Lisa Peasley and girls

  • Shirley Gustin (Thursday, July 20 17 11:48 am EDT)

    Awe, to the family of Carol: I just saw this as I check obituaries now and then back in Michigan to keep up (we live in Arizona); so saddened to see this because I know how much her family dearly loves her. I will always remember Carol for her joyful laughter, smile and warmth. Also for the stuff she used to sell; I still have some of the items I bought from her parties - great memories. Our love and condolences to the family. May they find peace knowing she is reunited with the love of her life in a much better place.

  • Ed Pruetz (Thursday, July 20 17 12:17 pm EDT)

    A super person and classmate.
    We will miss her anouncing the presence of the class of 49 at the Oct Alumni bngt.

  • Janelle Blair (Thursday, July 20 17 01:31 pm EDT)

    We will miss Aunt Carol so much! No one will ever organize or direct the family as well as she. Great smile, great love of family, kindness, joy & warmth! Give Unc Roy a hug for me much love

  • Carolyn Muessman (Thursday, July 20 17 04:57 pm EDT)

    My deepest sympathy to you All.

  • Denise Hubbard (Friday, July 21 17 01:33 pm EDT)

    So sorry I missed the funeral today, and very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to Marcy and Tim and the rest of the family. Your Mom has been one of the Lakeview 'fixtures' for many years and she will be missed.

  • Helen Taylor (Friday, July 21 17 03:32 pm EDT)

    So sorry for your loss. Will always have memories of the times spent with Carol, especially the VFW Hall dances with both Carol and Roy. Another memory is what she told me when my daughter, Shelley, was born(we lived across the street). She said "you stole my name" and then she had a daughter, Michelle. Used to buy Kevin's jeans, when Carol had a yard sale, because they fit my (skinny at the time) son, Michael. So many memories and good times. Sympathy to all the families.

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