Marian L. Chapman

Marian L. Chapman
Oct. 19, 1927 - June 11, 2014
WALKERTON — Marian L. Chapman, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton.
Marian was born Oct. 19, 1927 in Lafayette 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 OES 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, she was married to Ray Chapman, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy (Roy) Johnson of Bluffton, Sharon (Mark) Fenstermacher of Bloomington, and Linda (Dennis) Holland of Walkerton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Parsons of Austin, Texas. 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 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 to 7 p.m. ET at the Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel and Saturday at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. To leave online condolences, go to