Chappell, Marilyn E. Otsego, MI Marilyn Elizabeth (Allen) Chappell born August 31, 1930 died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Allegan County Medical Care Community, surrounded by family. Marilyn was the only daughter of Raymond and Frances Allen and was born and raised in Kalamazoo. She graduated from Western State High School. She became the bride of David Chappell on September 30, 1950 and together they raised seven children. When not busy raising her family, Marilyn had worked at Bronson Hospital, Michigan Bell Telephone and Plainwell High School. She eventually retired from Parker Hannifin Brass Division in Otsego. Marilyn enjoyed tole' painting, knitting and various crafts, but was especially fond of quilting. She enjoyed flowers, bird watching, sewing, bingo, card games, swimming, sunbathing, sailing, traveling and baking bread for her grandson, Charlie. She was very dedicated to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had struggled with dementia for many years. She had a wonderful wit and was so expressive that even when she could no longer form words, she was able to be understood by her tone. She was cared for by her loving husband Dave until he became ill in 2014. After Dave's death, Marilyn resided at Allegan County Medical Care Community until her passing. They provided excellent, loving care to Marilyn for over two years. Surviving are 6 of her 7 children, Gregory (Jodi) of Yakima, WA, Jeff (Char) of Plainwell, Jennifer (Tim) Mitchell of Otsego, David (Gail Harmon) of Shelbyville, Nancy (John) Eaton of Kalamazoo and Joel of Otsego; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Michele; granddaughter, Erica Mitchell; great-granddaughter, Audrey Mellis and by her brothers, Don and Ken. Friends may visit with Marilyn's family from 4-7 PM, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with a Rosary at 6:30 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Margaret Catholic Church with Rev. Fr Simon Manjooran officiating. Burial will follow at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Otsego. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to Allegan County Medical Care Community. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.