Joyce A. (Lang) Chaplin (1943 - 2017)


Joyce A. Chaplin, 73, of Vandalia, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Vandalia.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Revs. Robert Weaver and Terry Buster officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation was held from noon until time of services on Friday at the church. Memorials: Fayette County Hospice. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Chaplin was born on July 24, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Joseph Sonny and Vera Opal (Ross) Lang. She married Richard "Dick" Olin Chaplin on Dec. 15, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif.
Survivors include her husband; son, Dennis Chaplin and his wife Laurie of Orange, Calif.; and daughter, Karen and her husband Steve Storm of Brownstown.
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 27 to Mar. 8, 2017