Mary A. Chapman

July 23, 1924 ‒ March 06, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary A. Chapman, age 92, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Country Court Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on July 23, 1924 in Columbus, OH, to the late Wallace N. and Mary (Carver) Davis.  Mary married Floyd Christopher Chapman on January 14, 1945.    

Mary graduated from Central High School in Columbus, OH.  She worked as Rosey the Riveter during WWII while her husband was over sea’s fighting. Mary was also a homemaker and raised 4 wonderful children, then going to college at the age of 50. Mary graduated from the Mount Vernon Bible College and earned her degree in Theology.  Mary was a member of the Covenant Christian Church in Mount Vernon.  She and her husband built and operated Camp Maranatha, a Christian Youth Camp, with help of their sons and daughters from 1969 to 1994.  She enjoyed arranging flowers, but what gave her the most joy was being around her loving family.   

She is survived by her children, Tim (Kathie) Chapman, Keith (Julie) Chapman and M. Charlotte (Frank) Hux of Mount Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.    

Besides her parents, Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Christopher Chapman; a daughter, Crystle Dix; a brother, Jack Davis; sisters, Cathryn Manley and Evelyn Davis. 

Family will receive friends from 11 am until the time of service at noon on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Covenant Christian Church;  13360 New Delaware Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050, with Pastor Tim Overly officiating.  Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Christian Church. 

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  • As I sit here at my desk my heart is full with sorrow and yet also with happy memories of years past. May you all find Gods peace in time. Just want all of you to know the love I will always have for your Mom… Very special lady. God Bless all of you.

  • Mary rescued me as a young lady and taught me how to love The Lord . We will see her on the other side .
    Love and Prayers to her family .
    Lisa Mauler Gartin & Fred Gartin