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annabelle chaffee

Posted on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Jan. 14, 1928 - Oct. 4, 2012

ELKHART — Annabelle Chaffee, 84, of Elkhart, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Riverside Village.

She was born Jan. 14, 1928, in Mishawaka, to Homer and Anna (Snyder) Dickerson.

On Nov. 26, 1953, in Elkhart, she married Richard R. Chaffee. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1999, in Elkhart.

Surviving are a sister, Carmen L. Nolen of Elkhart, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Dickerson, and a sister, Mary Louise Price.

Annabelle was a member of First Baptist Church and Quarter Century Club at CTS. She was known for her keen sense of humor.

She retired in 1986 from CTS Corp., where she was employed for 40 years.

Visitation for family and friends is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the funeral home. Pastor John Blodgett will preside.

Entombment will follow in Rice Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church or Gideons International, P.O. Box 674, Elkhart, IN 46515.