A privately owned family business offering traditional and contemporary funeral services, cremations, and pre-planning.
Born in Alma, Michigan to Andrew Vetesk and Bertha Kelhofer Vetesk, Ardis graduated in 1955 from Michigan State. As a Danforth Fellow at Arizona State University working with the UMC campus ministry, she met G. Clarke Chapman, Jr. and married him in 1957. Clarke died in 2021. Ardis is survived by 3 daughters: Martha, Gretchen and Susannah Chapman, 3 sons-in-law: Paul Pillitteri, Paul Breslin, and Jonathan Spitz; and 5 grandchildren: Gabriella and Sebastian Spitz, Amos and Boaz Chapman, and Lukas Spitz-Chapman.
Ardis worked as a high school home economics teacher, a seamstress, and an administrator for the Young People's Philharmonic and Kinhaven Music School. Active in the League of Women Voters and longtime member of Wesley United Methodist, she was renowned for her domestic skills: baking bread, sewing and canning tomatoes before that was popular. She lived at Kirkland Village since 2011.