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Cynthia L. Chappell

Cindy passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland.

She was born July 29, 1958 in Plainwell, the daughter of Gayle and Eleanor (MacDonald) Livingston. For many years she worked in the emergency room at Borgess and Bronson retiring in 1987. Cindy enjoyed reading Stephen King novels, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, watching Jeopardy, M.A.S.H. and the Wizard of Oz, cats and making people laugh.

Surviving are her sons, Michael (Jessica) Livingston of Holt and Thomas (Andrea) Chappell of Holland; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Bonnie Goodacre, Cheryl Heckman-Starkey and Jan Myers-Carpenter along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and half-brother, Tom Ellwood.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes with a graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 10, 2021 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Cindy may be made to

Wishbone Animal Rescue

or the charity of your choice.

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Jeff Goodacre

September 4, 2021 at 3:51 pm

You are and will always be in my heart, really enjoyed the times we were able to spend together years ago. You always had ways to make me laugh even in troubled times Cindy. You are now in a better place and in no more pain. Love you.


Kathi Fuss

September 4, 2021 at 7:37 pm

Sending love hugs and prayers to Bonnie, Cheryl and Jan❤️❤️❤️ SO sorry for your loss


Barb /weaver

September 5, 2021 at 8:44 am

Jan, cherish the memories you have. May they help at this difficult time and the future. Prayers go to all the family.


Amanda Alfred

September 5, 2021 at 9:46 pm

Cindy was such an amazing, unique person. I’m going to miss her terribly.


Dennis Hiemstra

September 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

My condolences to Cindy’s family


Laurie & Tim Andrus

September 7, 2021 at 1:22 pm

Cyndy was a light in my day when we worked together at Bernea Foods. She made me laugh everyday! Cindy loved to cook and told me that if she ever had an autopsy they would find her arteries clogged with parmesan cheese 😉 I am thinking of you Jan & Bonnie and her sons. Her suffering has ended.

Big heartfelt hugs to you all


Vicki Martin

September 8, 2021 at 8:12 am

So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family.


Brent & Merri Berner

September 9, 2021 at 11:13 am

Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. We will be thinking of you all.

Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


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