Mrs. Chapman Dies Saturday; Services Today [Feb 21, 1944]
Mrs. Martha Jane Chapman, 80, widow of the late Otis L. Chapman, died at 6:30 Saturday night at the home of her son, Oscar R. Chapman of Miller township.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Chapman this afternoon at Seal's Chapel, with burial in Riverview Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Long officiated.
Pallbearers were Howard Olmstead, C. C. Parr, Peter Mitchell, Walter Long, Wilbur Loring and Alvy Boyd.
Mrs. Chapman was the daughter of the late Daniel and Catherine Waltz Hohenshell. She was born April 27, 1863 in Grundy county, and was a lifelong resident of this community. Jan. 15, 1890, she was married to Otis L. Chapman. To this union were born Henry, Hiram W. and Oscar R. Chapman of Marseilles, and Mrs. Della C. Wheeler of Wyanet, who survive, Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive, as does one sister, Mrs. Roxanna Wildey of Seneca, and two brothers, Phyat Hohenshell of Morris and Daniel Hohenshell.
Brothers and sisters who preceded her in death were Mary Miller, Sarah Wildey, Cora Johnson, Lottie Torkelson, Lizzie Berlich, and Laura, Fred, Frank and George Hohenshell.
Contributed by Ruth Ann Dierzen