Carol Chapla

Carol Ann Chapla (Schafer)

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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Carol Ann (Schafer) Chapla, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021. Born in Braddock she was one of seven children of the late Francis W. and Ann (Morvay) Schafer and was preceded in death by her husband, John J. "Jack" Chapla, her brothers, Bruce Schafer and Freddie Schafer, and sister, Francine House. Carol was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon. Carol was kind, generous, an excellent cook and baker, and was known for her cookies and pies. She also loved her many AARP trips with her friends and sister, Dianne. Carol is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Elder and her husband, William, of Irwin, one son, Jeffery J. Chapla, of Kennewick, WA; her favorite grandson, Joel Myron-John Elder and his wife, Aubrey, of Lee’s Summit, MO; great grandson, Judson William Joseph Elder; sister, Dianne Garland and brothers, Brian Schafer and Jerome Schafer; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. To honor Carol’s wishes there will be no viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Saturday February 6, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 200 Leger Road, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Entrusted with the arrangements is Ott Funeral Home Inc 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. To send online condolences please visit
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    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 6th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    200 Leger Road
    North Huntingdon, PA 15642
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    Father Roniel Duenas
  • Interment

    St. Joseph Cemetery
    Lincoln Hwy
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.


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Dave Plecenik

Posted at 06:54pm
Jackie, Bill and Family : Very sorry to hear of Carol's passing...will always remember the times. Keeping you all in thought and prayer.
-Dave Plecenik

Glenda Gebert

Posted at 04:09pm
Jeff, Jackie & family - Sending deepest sympathy & hugs to you. Will remember you all in my prayers.

Glenda Gebert

Stephanie Young

Posted at 11:19pm
Sending our condolences to Carol’s family and children. We all have wonderful memories of her growing up in Markvue Manor. Truly a wonderful neighbor. Rest easy Carol. Our love to you all. Joanne Vidnovic, Stephanie Young and Sharon Watson

Stephanie Heasley

Posted at 02:03pm
Sending our condolences to Carol's family! Carol was loved by many and was always smiling. She will forever be in our hearts!!!!!! -Stephanie & Jamie from Walden's View.

Love always, Haley DiMartino

Posted at 11:56pm
As one of Carols caregivers, I am going to miss her dearly. She was the sunshine of my day. Her smile could light up the room, fly high Angel!
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