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Connie Chapin

Connie Kay Chapin, 75, of Huntington, passed away peacefully at 2:10 am Monday, May 15, 2023, at her home with her family by her side.

Connie was born on March 4, 1948, in Huntington, IN, the daughter of William Schaffer and Mary Jane (Smith) Schaffer. She graduated from Huntington Township High School with the class of 1966. Connie married the love of her life Dennis Chapin on November 18, 1983, in Huntington, IN. Before retiring from Lincoln Elementary School after 15 years of service, she was employed at Hooks Drug Store and worked many years for her parents at Schaffer Electric of Huntington.

Connie was a simple person who loved to be with her family. She liked taking trips to Tennessee, long car rides, and shopping adventures with her husband. Connie enjoyed being outside in her flower gardens, swinging on her porch swing or sitting by a campfire with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years, Dennis Chapin of Huntington, IN; two daughters, Tami (Chad) Newsome of Andrews, IN, Kristi (Trent Bradin) Chapin of Huntington, IN; two sons, Shane (Elaine) Chapin of Ft. Wayne, IN., Brian (Claire) Chapin of Ft. Wayne, IN; ten grandchildren; her mother, Mary Jane Schaffer of Huntington, IN; and sister, Jannie (Joe) Bickel of Huntington, IN.  She is preceded in death by her father, William Schaffer and son, Todd Bickel.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 19, 2023, at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Taylor Petre officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory in Marion.

Preferred memorials to Life Church of Huntington or Stillwater Hospice, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.