Chester Dorrell

Chester Wayne (Chet) Dorrell

Saturday, August 31st, 1929 Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Chester Wayne (Chet) Dorrell

Chester Wayne (Chet) Dorrell, 90, of Plainfield, Indiana, passed away on April 2,2020. Chet was born in West Newton Indiana on August 31, 1929 to the late Merrill R. and Lillian L. (Barnett) Dorrell. Chet married the mother of his three children, Jacqueline Mae (Oberle) Dorrell on February 20,1953. Later in life, he married Wilma (Emberton) Dorrell on October 5, 2001.

Chet lived most of his life in West Newton and Plainfield since 2002. He was a 1947 graduate of Decatur Central High School. Following high school, Chet joined the United States Army serving during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952. He worked for Eli Lilly in office services for 35 years before retiring in 1987. He was a Boy Scout leader in West Newton; member of West Newton Cemetery Board; and lifetime member of West Newton United Methodist Church.

Chet is survived by his wife, Wilma (Emberton) Dorrell of Plainfield; three children: Stanton E. (Anita) Dorrell of Greenwood, Donald K. (Debbie) Dorrell of Pittsboro, and Debora J. (Jack) Wiltermood of Danville; 4 step children; 7 grandchildren: Ryan (Katie) Dorrell, Kyle Dorrell, Ross (Megan) Dorrell, Lindsey (Jason) Calloway, Eric Pitts and fiance Katie, Camille Dorrell and fiance Carl, and Alexa Dorrell; 7 great grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; and brother, W. Ernest Dorrell of Florida.

Chet is preceded in death by his parents; 1st wife, Jacqueline Mae (Oberle) Dorrell; 3 brothers: Kenneth, Homer, and Robert Dorrell; and 2 sisters: Marjorie Imhausan and Mabel White.

Due to the current unprecedented guidelines limiting public gatherings, there will be a private gathering at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville with a private graveside service officiated by Pastor Ann Gatts to follow. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Chet will be laid to rest at West Newton Cemetery in West Newton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the West Newton United Methodist Church, 6843 Mendenhall Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46221 or American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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    West Newton Cemetery
    6701 Milton St.
    Indianapolis, IN
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Bill and Marlene Collins

So very sorry for the loss of Chet. He was a very special man to all who were blessed to know him. Our love and prayers for his family. Bill and Marlene Collins
Comment | Posted at 03:31pm via Condolence

Herb & Mickie Frye

Our love and prayers to the Dorrell Family! Your father will be missed, he was a very special church member. We remember all the Sundays he provided special music for our services, what a voice, and he sang with true love for our Lord!
Comment | Posted at 01:30pm via Condolence

Denise Rigdon

My deepest sympathy to the family. Chet was such a sweet soul and always made anyone he spoke to here at West Newton UMC feel so special. He will always be the best gardener ever and he enjoyed doing it so much for the church. We are going to miss him, but Heaven will gain a wonderful servant. God Bless. Denise Rigdon
Comment | Posted at 12:58pm via Condolence

The Anderses

Our deepest sorrow to the family. Our prayers are with you. He is now with hi Jackie.
Comment | Posted at 11:43am via Condolence

Dana McDowell

Stan and Anita and all the Dorrell family, We are so sorry for your loss and that due to these times cannot be there in person. Hugs to all of you and to Don - “Ado Annie” sends you a biggest hug, too.
Our heartfelt sympathy,
Dana (Woliver) and Paul McDowell
Comment | Posted at 01:22am via Condolence

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