Archive for Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Ruth Ream Chapin

October 15, 2002


She was born Dec. 4, 1911, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Homer Dillon and Eula (Hewitt) Ream. She graduated in 1932 from The Ohio State University and was a nursery school teacher. She later was a home demonstration agent in Mountain Home, Ark.

Mrs. Chapin moved in 1962 to Wellington and in 1988 to Lawrence, where she was a member of First Christian Church.

She married Edwin Donald Chapin on Thanksgiving Day 1937 in Little Rock. He died March 6, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Chris Chapin, Lawrence; two daughters, Linda Overton, Lawrence, and Donna Schlaman, Trenton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Heifer International. They may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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