Mary R. Chipman- Van Horn
October 19, 1935 ‒ May 22, 2016
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Mary R. Chipman-Van Horn, age 80, of Mount Gilead, passed away Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, at her residence.
She was born on October 19, 1935, in Scotch Ridge, OH, to the late Ralph D. and Marguerite (March) Wallace. Mary graduated from Webster High School and later earned a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in Education.
Mary married her first love, Charles B. Chipman. After Charles passed away, Mary found love again when she married William Van Horn, whom preceded her in death.
For many years, Mary worked for the Morrow County Extension office as a Home Economics Agent, as well as, for the Mount Gilead School system as the Home Economics Teacher. Later in life, Mary took great pride and joy in owning and operating the “Little Red Pre-School” on Bank Street. When Mary wasn’t tending to the needs of her “kids” she could be found cooking and sewing various items.
She will be missed by her children: Charles “Brian” (Tasia) Chipman Jr. of Columbus, Earl H. (Tina) Chipman of Skipwith, VA, Ellen Elizabeth Chipman of Centerburg, William (Lynn) Van Horn Jr., and Stanley (Priscilla) Van Horn; grandchildren: Ashley Elizabeth Chipman, Kate Weinert, Andrea Stimac, Stephanie Hanning; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Hayward.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and brothers: Roy, Dave, and George Wallace.
Family will greet friends from 10 to 11 AM on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. Services honoring her life will follow at 11 AM, with Rev. Deb Bowsher officiating. Burial will be held privately at Rivercliff Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter or the First Presbyterian Church.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Mary’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.