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Isabelle Phipps Chapman Corbett

SHREVEPORT, LA - Isabelle Phipps Chapman Corbett was born in Mattoon, Illinois on November 26, 1921. She passed away at The Glen on Sunday, March 23, 2014. She went to school at the University Of Indiana Lab School from 1927 to 1939 in Terre Haute, Indiana. She started work as a paralegal in 1940 and was a successful real estate agent in San Antonio, Texas and later in Louisiana with Walter Hawkins Realtors from 1967 to 1997.

She married her first husband, Richard Thomas Chapman, and they moved to Shreveport with his oil company in 1941. They were transferred to Tallahassee, Florida in 1944 by the oil company and were transferred back to Shreveport in 1947. They were among the founders of the St. Mark's Team who began St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 1949. They were transferred to Texas in 1952. Isabelle was a member of the Junior League, Chairman of the Junior League Spindletop Charity Horse Show in South Texas in 1962, Junior League Sustainers Book Club, Shreveport Geological Society Auxiliary, Petroleum Club, and her beloved P.E.O. Chapter R for 65 years.

Isabelle was predeceased by her parents Mary Morgan Phipps and Elmer Francis Phipps, three sisters and four brothers and her first husband, Richard Thomas Chapman in 1984, and a grandson, Ward Lay, III in 1984.

She is survived by her second husband, Claude M. Corbett of Shreveport, LA and his four children and grandchildren. She is also survived by her son Richard Thomas Chapman, Jr. and wife, Lydia of Victoria, TX; daughters, Helen Chapman Herzog, and husband, John of Shreveport, LA; Susan Chapman Bergstrom and husband, Larry of Austin, TX; Karen Chapman Albright and husband, John of Tyler, TX; and by her two brothers, Donald Phipps and wife, Louise, of Monterey, CA and Maurice Phipps and wife, Virginia, of Portland, OR.

Isabelle is survived by her beloved grandchildren: Carter and Tina Lay of California; Lance Bergstrom of Allen, TX; Hilary and David Roberson of Austin, TX; John Hodges and fiancée Audrey Francis of New York; Cade Herzog of Dallas; Michael and Cindy Herzog of Shreveport; Christine and Don Rector of Tyler, TX; Stephen and Cara Hood of Lindale, TX; Mary Cate Chapman of Austin, TX. She is survived by twelve great-grandchildren with three more great-grandsons expected this summer. She always made you feel special and was the best wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother "GG" ever! And she was the best friend to all her lifelong "bridge friends" who will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street in Shreveport from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road in Shreveport at 12:00 noon. A reception will follow at the church. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul D. Martin. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Sally Ball, Dr. Ben Quinney, Dr. Ben Nguyen and their staff for dedicated, ongoing care for many years at Willis-Knighton Pierremont. Also, we are grateful for the care from the staff and nurses at The Glen. Memorial contributions will be appreciated to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71105 or to The Glen Retirement System, 403 E. Flournoy-Lucas Road, Shreveport, LA 71115 or to a charity of donor's choice.


Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014
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