Clara Fay Chappell Rexroat, 60, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Community Hospital East.
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Clara was born in Hardinsburg to Junior Edward and Jeanetta Yates Chappell on July 24, 1952.
Clara grew up in Hardin County. Clara loved her family and came back two or three times a year to visit them. She loved coming to the Yates reunion. She had lived in Indianapolis more than 30 years and worked at Navistar. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Clara was preceded in death by her father, Junior Edward Chappell; two brothers, Ronnie Chappell and Bobby Chappell; and a granddaughter, Jaylynn Clara Grimes.
Clara is survived by her husband, Owen Rexroat; one daughter, Neveia Chappell (Miklas Kara); three sons, Jerome Grimes, Jeremy (Linda) Grimes and Jason (Jessica) Grimes; her mother, Jeanetta Yates Chappell; two brothers, Garnett (Adeline) Chappell and Curtis (Kim) Chappell; four sisters, Freda (Ronnie) Griffin, Wanda (Carl) Edwards, Pamela (Herbie) Graham and Gloria (James) Mabe; a special friend, Claudie Grimes; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral is at noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St., Indianapolis with Pastor Dan Eckard officiating.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 21, 2012