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NELLIE E. CHAPMAN
Nellie Elizabeth Chapman, 96, formerly of Payson, Illinois, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday (August 19, 2019) at Sunset Home.
Born January 23, 1923 in Hurdland, Missouri, Nellie was the daugher of Bryan Jennings and Ethel Benstine Parrish. She married Daniel Ernest Chapman on July 6, 1941 in Hurdland, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1983.
Nellie loved the outdoors, tending to her flower garden, feeding birds, camping and fishing. Nellie enjoyed arts and crafts, quilting and crocheting and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Family was most important to Nellie and she cherished the time she shared with them, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nellie was a graduate of Hamilton High School and the Quincy School of Practical Nursing. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Blessing Hospital for over 20 years, retiring in 1983. Following her retirement, Nellie worked as Private Duty Nurse for many years.
Survivors include a son, Daniel "Pat" Chapman (Jerry) of Lakeland, FL; two daughters, Leona Loos of Quincy and Peggy Chapman of Payson, IL; a daughter in law, Mary Chapman of Payson, IL; eleven grandchildren, Brent Chapman, Darren Chapman (Anna), Danny Chapman, Mary Jane Henninger (Bill), Nathan Chapman, Gayle Anderson (Craig), Trent Loos (Kelli), Teresa Loos-Tedrow (Rob), Troy Loos (Karen), Jason Owen (Sally Britt) and Tonia Liesen (Eric); twenty one great grandchildren; many loving great great grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Rahn of Ft. Madison, IA; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Chapman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel; two sons, Michael Edward Chapman and Bryan Chapman; a son in law, Larry Loos; three brothers, Glen Parrish, John Parrish and Archie Parrish; and four sisters, Clara Heitman, Vernia Majors, Helen Ballentine and Shirley Stiffler.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Payson with Pastor Richard Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Payson New Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home in Payson.
Memorials may be made to the Payson New Cemetery Association.