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“Teddy,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...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Wendy (Landis) Johnson - Manheim, PA

“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...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Elizabeth Evans - Parkesburg, PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Margie Compton - Snellville, GA

“Mrs Chapple gently and relentlessly engaged the neighborhood with a kind and quiet strength. And, because of her willingness to invite the noisy...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Maureen Smith - Manheim, PA

“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 ,...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Krista Martin - Lititz, PA

“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 SorrowSincerely...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Carol O'Donnell - Lititz, PA

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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