Betty Mae Chappell, 99, of Greenville

CHAPPELL-BETTY-MAEGREENVILLE, KY., — Betty Mae Chappell, 99, of Greenville passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 our beloved matriarch a.k.a. Meemaw was surrounded by family on long term care at the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. She was a long-time member at Roland Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville. Betty was born on April 6, 1920 in Estill Co., KY.  In 1926 she was placed at the Kentucky Children’s home. Soon after, she was adopted by Benjamin and Nora Wade of Bowling Green and transported via the ‘Orphan Train’ to be united with her loving parents. Betty married Russell E. Chappell in 1938 and they were married for 56 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She was also an avid vendor at Luke’s Flea Market, conveniently located across from her home of over 60 years. Most affectionately remember her as ‘Tradin’ Betty.’ She never met a stranger and enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Russell E. Chappell, 2 sons, an infant Harry Wayne Chappell, Al K. Chappell and a grandson Ricky Chappell.

Betty is survived by a son Jim Chappell of Greenville, 3 grandchildren Michelle (Bill) Denton of Fairhope, AL., Tina (Jimmy) Brewer of Central City, Tim (Melonie) Chappell of Kuttawa, a daughter-in-law Joetta Chappell of Greenville, a special friend Patty Cornette of Greenville, 6 great-grandchildren Keegan Harvey of Brentwood, TN., Mackenzie Brewer of Bowling Green, Bailey Brewer of Central City, Haley Chappell of Murray, Shrina Chappell of Lewisport, Kevin Chappell of Corydon, IN and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 2pm at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY conducted by Rev. Danny Mooneyhan. Burial will follow in Green’s Chapel Cemetery in Greenville.

Friends may call beginning at 11am on Sunday, September 8, 2019 until time of funeral.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muhlenberg County 4-H “Backpack Program.”

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