Jo Ann (Matthews) Chappell

May 20, 1942 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 78)


Jo Ann (Matthews) Chappell, 78, of Troy, PA passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was the wife of the late Gerald R. Chappell who passed away January 9, 2011. The couple married May 20, 1962 and had 48 happy years together.


Jo Ann was born on May 20, 1942 in Williamsport, PA daughter of the late Sherman and Helen (Summers) Matthews. She was a Real Estate Agent, working for Northern Tier Real Estate in Troy. Jo Ann attended First Baptist Church of Troy, was a member of the Heritage Garden Club of Troy, Master Gardeners, the Red Hat Society, both Sylvania and Troy Lions Clubs, and was a volunteer librarian Allen F. Pierce Free Library in Troy.


Jo Ann is survived by her children Brian (Joanne) Chappell of Victor, NY and Heather Chappell (Carl Martel) of Big Flats, NY, grandchildren: Benjamin Chappell, Mitchell Chappell, and Jay Adams, brother Stuart (Melinda) Matthews of Kernersville, NC, sister Melissa Stump of Shallote, NC, brothers in law Terry Hughes of Cogan Station, PA and Lewis (Marcia) Chappell of Tioga, PA, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Erik Chappell, and granddaughter Abbigail Chappell.


Family and friends are welcome to gather at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Glenwood Cemetery on East Main Street in Troy for Jo Ann’s graveside Remembrance service. It has been asked that everyone wear a mask and remember social distancing at that time. Services have been entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA.


Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Jo Ann’s memory to the Heritage Garden Club of Troy c/o Vivian Hall, Treasurer 1511 Wallace Road Troy, PA 16947.

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