PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. - Tracy A. Chappell, 41, of Turtlepoint, died unexpectedly, Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012) at her residence.
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Born Jan. 9, 1971, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Gordon A. Taylor and Dorothy Lamont. On July 29, 1989, in Millport, she married Jeffrey D. Chappell, who survives.
Mrs. Chappell was a 1988 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School and attended Beauty School in Dayton, Ohio. She owned and operated her own shop, Tracy's Beauty Salon, in Turtlepoint.
She was a member and officer of the Board of Trustees at the First Church of God of Eldred, was a youth group leader and Sunday school teacher at church, and was instrumental in the construction of the new church building.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two sons, Taylor A. Chappell and Geoffrey D. Chappell, both of Turtlepoint; three sisters, Tammy (William) Slater and Tricia (Mark) Olmstead, both of Shinglehouse, and Tawny Taylor, of Portville, N.Y.; two brothers, William (Vera Bressan) Taylor, of Little Genessee, N.Y., and Gordon B. (Nancy Ervay) Taylor of Eldred; 17 nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at the First Church of God of Eldred, on Main Street in Eldred. Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012) at 11 a.m. at the First Church of God of Eldred, with the Rev. James A. Kazimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Church of God of Eldred. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 29, 2012