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Archive for Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Ruth Ream Chapin

October 15, 2002

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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.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

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