Kenneth J. Chapman

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Chapman Dr. Kenneth J. Chapman, passed away on August 3, 2014. Born May 31, 1925, he was a devoted husband and father. After high school he served in the medical corps of the U.S. Navy in the Philippines. He graduated from Tusculum College and The University of Tennessee Medical School. Dr. Chapman was an OB-GYN in Columbus for 31 years and was on the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A strong believer in providing good pre-natal health for all women, he served on the board of directors for both Planned Parenthood and the Florence Crittendon Homes. He was an active volunteer in the community working many hours at two free clinics in Columbus. After he retired in 1988 he worked for ten years at the Women's Reformatory in Marysville, OH where he saw patients once a week. In addition, he was a long time member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and was a member of Kiwanis and several local service organizations. He was preceded in death by Donna Smalley Chapman, his wife of 65 years, and his parents Kenneth J. Chapman Sr., Elise Titus Chapman, and two brothers Richard M. Chapman and William T. Chapman. He is survived by daughters, Julie (Alan) Cory, Susan (Bill) Arnold; and sons, Steven (Teresa Sweeney) Chapman and Scott (Kathy) Chapman; as well as seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Jeanne Chandler, Joanne Chapman and Karen Boring. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. October 4, 2014 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

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Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home
1631 Parsons Ave Columbus, OH 43207
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 10, 2014
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