Martha Drucilla Chlapek

February 28, 1934October 9, 2020

A private graveside service will be held at Seaton Cemetery for Martha Drucilla Chlapek, 86, of Temple. Mrs. Chlapek died Friday, October 9, at a local hospital.

She was born February 28, 1934, in Waco to Robert O. Coleman and Essie Hampton Coleman. After graduating from Temple High School, she married Edward L. Chlapek. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone and was part owner of Canipe & Chlapek Lumber, Chlapek Construction, and Midway Equipment Services, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Mark Chlapek, and her brother, Robert O. Coleman, Jr. Survivors include her husband, two sons, Rodney Chlapek, Eddie Chlapek and wife, Karen, a daughter, Pam Tyroch, and husband, Rodney. Five grandchildren, Kari Richardson and husband Corey, Brian Chlapek and wife Heather, Tristan Chlapek, Dustin Chlapek, and Susan Lynn and husband Jeff. She is also survived by eleven great granchildren, Madison Richardson, Colin Richardson, Kaitlyn Richardson, Nickolas Richardson, Braxton Richardson, Riley Richardson, Case Chlapek, Crew Chlapek, Preston Chlapek, Scott Lynn, and Abby Lynn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the donor's choice would be appreciated.


  • In State

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Billy Joe and Kay Nan Ledger

October 20, 2020

We extend our love and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Martha. We are so sorry for your loss, and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
We have so many fond memories of time spent with Martha and Ed, having lived in one of their rent houses when we first married in 1962, then living in three different homes built by Canipe-Chlapek Construction. We treasure their friendship.
May the memories that mean the most to each of you live forever in your hearts. God bless you today and always.

Melissa (Simcik) Frei

October 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Tom Doehre

October 16, 2020

May God comfort you for your loss.

Janelle Novosad

October 15, 2020

Sending all of you our deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother and loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God comfort you at this time.
Rickie and Janelle Novosad

Alan Tyroch

October 14, 2020

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.

Eleanor Bosl

October 14, 2020

As newlyweds in early 1968, we were blessed to live in the garage apartment next door to the Chlapek family. Martha & Ed set the highest examples for us as we saw how they loved their 4 young children & taught them to respect others & grow into good people. We both send love & sincere condolences on your great loss. Eleanor & Earl Bosl

Pam Tyroch

October 13, 2020

You were a blessing to us all. Until we meet again. Love you always and forever.❤


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