Maliveene E. Chapman 1920 - 2009 Eudora
Ottawa — Graveside services and burial for Maliveene E. “Sammy” Chapman, 88, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. today at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.
Mrs. Chapman died Sunday, April 5, 2009.
She was born April 18, 1920, in Linn Creek, Mo., the daughter of Madison Edward and Jennie Lee Houser Johnson.
She graduated from Herrington High School in 1938. In 1939, she attended MacGregor’s Beauty School in Kansas City, Mo.
She lived in Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. From 1972 to 1976, she lived in Norwood, Mo. In 1976, she moved to Ottawa. In 1984, she moved to Spring Hill, then to Eudora in 2005 to live with her daughter.
She was a beautician for 15 years. During World War II, she worked for Lake City Ordnance Plant in North Kansas City, Mo., as an inspector of 47mm shells. From 1951 to 1964, she was a cook for Louisburg High School.
From 1976 to 1986, Mrs. Chapman was a member of First Christian Church of Ottawa. She was currently a member of Hillcrest Christian Church of Overland Park.
She married Kenneth Lange, who was killed in action during World War II. She later married Clarence Carl Chapman on Oct. 27, 1944, in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1983.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Kenneth Neal Chapman and Edward Carl Chapman; a brother, Edd Warner Johnson; and a sister, Thelma H. Weir.
Survivors include a son, Richard Lynn Chapman and wife Linda, Waverly; a daughter, Karen Leann Moore and husband Dave, Eudora; two stepdaughters, Erma Maxine Graves and Bonnie Jean Snedeger, both of Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Maliveene E. “Sammy” Chapman Memorial Fund, sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.
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