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Paul R. Chapman

76, of Carmel, passed away at Saint Vincent Hospice on December 19, after spending his last days surrounded by the abiding love of his family and friends. Paul was born in Welch, West Virginia, on October 30, 1937, to Lola (Walker) and James Chapman. He graduated from the University of West Virginia with a degree in accounting.

Paul served in the US Army Artillery Division at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and in Korea. Then he served for several years in the local reserves, attained the rank of Captain, and volunteered for the Red Cross as a HAM Radio operator. After earning his CPA, Paul was the Vice President of Finance at Anacomp, Controller at Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, and accountant at Saint Pius X Church.

Paul's hobbies included astronomy, magic, and flying. He enjoyed many years as a recreational pilot, often flying to visit family and sometimes for the pure pleasure of flight. Travelling with his wife, he loved to explore new places, especially national parks. As a history buff, Paul had a special interest in the Civil War.

Nothing pleased Paul more than spending time with his loving family, which he led by example with gentleness, integrity, devotion, and humor. He is survived by his wife Kathy; daughters, Paula (Greg) Troutt, Deborah (Bernie) Smith, and Anne Chapman; granddaughter, Megan Troutt, and stepchildren, Ben (Wendy) Couture and Amanda Couture.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 26, from 4-7 p.m. in Leppert Mortuary - Nora . The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 27, in St. Pius X Catholic Church, where friends will gather from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Paul's family suggests memorial gifts be given to the Salvation Army. To share your thoughts with Paul's family, please visit:

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 23, 2013
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