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CHENOA — Lois Marie Chapman, 82, Chenoa, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday (May 17, 2011) at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, with Father Carl LoPresti officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Chenoa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the memorial home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mrs. Chapman was born March 5, 1929, in Dwight, the daughter of Frank and Marcella Mulligan Miller. She married Lyle “Pete” Chapman on Sept. 27, 1947, in Pontiac. He passed away Aug. 10, 2006.

Survivors include four sons, Patrick (Sharon) Chapman, Pontiac; Michael (Liz) Chapman, Barboursville, Va.; Gary (Jackie) Chapman, Sunrise, Fla.; and Todd (Darcy) Chapman, Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Verna (Joe) Kelso, Odell, and Linda (Bud) Guevens, East Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kathy Chapman; two sisters, Lucille Troy and Betty Born; and two brothers, Robert and Gerald Miller.

Lois was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary, all of Chenoa. Later in life, Lois was employed by Alexander’s Advertising & Pencil Factory, Towanda. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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