Woodward County Obituaries


Kenneth Eugene Chapple
09 Jan 1925 - 06 Jun 2007

Woodward News
06 Jun 2007, Page 3

Kenneth E. Chapple, 82-year-old Mooreland resident, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2007 in the Mooreland First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gaylon Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Mooreland Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Kenneth Eugene Chapple was born Jan. 9, 1925; he was the son of Lawrence and Vera (Wheelock) Chapple of Mooreland. When he was four or five years old, he went to live with his grandparents, Jerry and Hannah Wheelock on a farm south of Mooreland. Kenneth attended all 12 years at Mooreland schools. In his senior year, he was drafted into the 105th Division of the Seabees, a branch of the Navy. He served in Milne Bay, New Guinea and Leyte Gulf in the Philippines. When the war ended in 1945, he returned to Mooreland and on Dec. 8, 1946, he was married to Marie Highfill. They had two sons, Milton and Rod. He worked for two years for Cities Service at the booster station north of Mooreland. He then took a job with Oklahoma Gas and Electric in Woodward. He retired from OG & E after almost 40 years. After retirement, he and his son Milt operated a farm north of Mooreland.

Kenneth was a member of the First Baptist Church. He accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized in 1950 and has been an active member ever since. Kenneth was also an active member of the community as an Explorer advisor for the Boy Scouts for many years and also a Mooreland school board member. He loved to go to the baseball and football games and was a chain gang member for many years. Kenneth loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Marie Chapple of Mooreland; one son Milton Chapple and wife Janis of Mooreland; one grandson Brad Chapple and wife Tonya of Salina, Kansas; three great granddaughters, Tyler, Skylar and Hunter Chapple; one cousin Melvin Kelso and wife Irene of Pueblo, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Roddy Chapple.

Memorials may be made to the Mooreland First Baptist Church Building Fund with the funeral home accepting memorials.

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