Archive for Friday, March 26, 1999


March 26, 1999


— Services for Clayton D. "Clay" Chapman, 53, Ottawa, will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at North Baptist Church, Ottawa. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Mr. Chapman died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at Blue Hills Care Center, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born Aug. 21, 1945, in Oberlin, La., the son of Noah and Nola Bertrand Chapman. He grew up in Oberlin and attended schools there, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1963. After receiving his education he entered the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1967.

Mr. Chapman was a residential construction finish carpenter for most of his lifetime and had worked for Consolidated Lumber Company, Lawrence. He retired from the construction industry in 1993 due to failing health. He had been a resident of Ottawa since 1986.

He was a member of the North Baptist Church, Ottawa, where he was also a former deacon. He and his wife were members of the Ottawa Promenaders Square-dance Club.

He married Ruth Elaine Mawdsley on Feb. 26, 1987, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Julie Eglers, Jackson, Miss., two sons, Doug Chapman, Dallas, and Greg Shaffer, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Keith Chapman, Alexandria, La., and David Chapman, Louisiana, two sisters, Ethel Harris, Oberlin, La., and Freddie Lockwood, New Orleans, La., and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Chapman.

Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Assn., sent in care of the funeral home.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.