Rosemarie S. Chapple

  • Born: February 20, 1929
  • Died: January 28, 2018
  • Location: Lititz, Pennsylvania

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Rosemarie S. Chapple, 88 of Lititz is now safe in the Arms of Jesus. She passed away on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 at Manor Care of Lancaster with her husband and son by her side after a lengthy illness. Born on February 20, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James and Mildred Cox Steinmetz. She was the wife of George E.L. Chapple with who she married on June 23, 1962.
Rosemarie was a Salvation Army Cadet Graduate and that is where George and her met for the first time. She had worked for Rebman's on Queen Street, Lancaster, Schick Corporation, Spacht's Furniture Store in Lititz, secretary at Grace Church in Lititz and retired from Faith Venture Visuals as a Bookkeeper. Rosemarie was an member of Grace Church for many years being a servant of God, teaching Sunday school and other girl groups. She liked to do needlepoint and in her latter years she did word finds and adult coloring.
Rosemarie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her husband George; son, Edward "Ted" A. Chapple of Lititz; daughter, Gayle M., wife of Timothy Cardascia of Merced, CA; grandchildren, Victoria Pagan, Matthew and Andrew Cardascia. She is also survived by her brothers, Donald husband of Yvonne Steinmetz of Lancaster and Thomas Steinmetz of Wyomissing. She was preceded in death by her son, James Chapple, brothers, James, Richard, Robert, William, Theodore, Karl, Jay, and Earl Steinmetz and sisters, Mildred Leonard and Ethel Steinmetz.
Rosemarie's memorial services will be announced at a later date. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in her memory to Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. For further information please call 717-393-1776 or to submit an online condolence visit


Condolence & Memory Journal



So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I remember her always having such a sweet smile on her face. And she just loved the kids at church so much!

Thinking of you and praying that you and your family are at peace.

Wendy (Landis)

Posted by Wendy (Landis) Johnson - Manheim, PA - Family Friend   February 04, 2018


Such a wonderful lady whom I was honored to meet and share some time with when living in Ephrata. I am thinking of all of you during this time of loss and going home.

Much love & hugs to all of you,

Posted by Elizabeth Evans - Parkesburg, PA - Friend   February 02, 2018

Rosemarie was the most loving sister-in-law. I can remember when she and George were stationed in Pittsburgh and they invited me and Bobbie to come stay with them for a little while. They took us to the beach and Bobbie ended up with a horrible sunburn. She did everything she knew to do to relieve the pain. When we left to go home, both she and George prayed that Dad wouldn't have a hissy fit over the sunburn. Everything turned out more than OK. I am so glad that I got to see her several years ago when I took a trip to Lititz. She always had the most infectious smile and laugh. She had me in Girl Guards when we attended the Salvation Army in Ridgewood. She was the one person that finally got me to stop biting my nails. I was so proud that I quit and she presented me with my own nail care set as a reward. She was an outstanding Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart.

Posted by Margie Compton - Snellville, GA - Family   January 31, 2018

Mrs Chapple gently and relentlessly engaged the neighborhood with a kind and quiet strength. And, because of her willingness to invite the noisy neighborhood to Vacation Bible School, I gave my life to Jesus at 8 years old. I loved her tight hugs that left you smelling like vanilla candles. I liked the sleepovers, the grilled cheese sandwiches, and her sweet laugh. Above all, I love the friendship she shared with my mom.

I pray her memories linger in your heart and bring a smile to your lips.
In Love & Prayer, Maureen (West)

Posted by Maureen Smith - Manheim, PA - Neighbor   January 31, 2018

I remember Rosemarie's gentle, friendly demeanor and smiling face as she and George would come to Oregon Dairy grocery shopping. I am keeping you , her family, in my prayers.

Posted by Krista Martin - Lititz, PA - Coworker   January 30, 2018


May She Rest in the Arms of Our Loving Father and Soar with The Other Angels.
My Deepest Sympathy Go Out to You All In Your Time of Sorrow

Carol O'Donnell
I was your neighbor on Front Street Many Years Ago

God Bless

Posted by Carol O'Donnell - Lititz, PA - Acquaintance   January 30, 2018