Marian Chapman

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Marian Chapman Oct. 19, 1927 - June 11, 2014 WALKERTON - Marian L. Chapman, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Miller's Merry Manor, Walkerton, IN. Marian was born October 19, 1927, in Lafayette, IN, to Guy and Frances (Hinchman) Parsons, and lived in the area since 1950, coming from LaPorte. She was a former nursing instructor at Ivy Tech in South Bend. She was a member of the Walkerton United Methodist Church, having served as former president of the United Methodist Women; a member of the Walkerton O.E.S. Chapter #319; a charter member and former president of the North Central Indiana Association of Operating Room Nurses. She was a volunteer with Hospice of Marshall County and St. Joseph County, and a member of the St. Joseph County Chapter of the American Red Cross since 1984. On April 2, 1949, in LaPorte, IN, she was married to Ray Chapman, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy (Roy) Johnson of Bluffton, IN, Sharon (Mark) Fenstermacher of Bloomington, IN, and Linda (Dennis) Holland of Walkerton; eight grandchildren & eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Parsons of Austin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Hasselbring; and brother, Byron Parsons. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Walkerton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Perry Richards officiating. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Friends may call Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel, and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. To leave online condolences, go to

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Rannells Funeral Home - Koontz Lake Chapel
7984 North State Road 23 Walkerton, IN 46574
(574) 586-2120
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 12, 2014
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