Donna Smalley Chapman

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  • "Grew up on OSU campus down the street from the Chapman..."
    - Patty Keenan Wiseman
  • "Julie, You and your family remain in my prayers. God's..."
    - Trudy Betts
  • "What a nice lady. A good ride indeed!"
    - Bob & Judy Chosy
  • "Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will never forget..."
    - Glenna Krumlauf
  • "Aunt Donna your radiant smile has the heavens glowing even..."
    - Dawn Johnson
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Chapman Donna Smalley Chapman, died on October 1, 2013, after, in her words "a good ride." She was born on November 19, 1925, in Independence, MO, the daughter of Julia an Estill Smalley. She graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, TN and attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She married Kenneth J. Chapman on August 27, 1948 and taught second grade while he attended medical school in Memphis, TN. After settling in Columbus, OH, she did many volunteer jobs, including church, school, the auxiliary to the Columbus Academy of Medicine, the reading tutoring program in the Columbus Public Schools, and leading a Camp Fire group for 12 years. Donna was very active in support of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Melody Unit and the Symphony League. She greatly enjoyed traveling and her art work, especially sculpting. She was a ruling elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Upper Arlington. She is survived by sons, Steven Chapman (Teresa Sweeney) and Scott Chapman (Kathy); daughters, Julia Cory (Alan), and Susan Arnold (William); grandchildren, Matthew Cory (Briana), Scott Cory (fiance, Lisa), Michael Chapman, Rachel Ernst (Steven), Zachary Arnold (Kara), Jacob Arnold, Matthew Martinez; and great grandsons, Jeremy and William Cory. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. October 5,2013 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Upper Arlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice of Grant-Riverside Hospitals, 3535 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214. A reception will be held at the church immediately following the service. Online guestbook at

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 3, 2013
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