Roger Sterling Chapman

January 09, 1936 ‒ October 06, 2021

Lakeville, Ohio

Roger Sterling Chapman passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 7, 2021, at home. He was 85.

He was born on January 9, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio to parents Ravaud & Vera (McKertcher) Chapman. After Roger graduated from Euclid High School with the class of 1954, he went on to Kent State and graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Roger married his soul mate whom he met at Kent State, Eleanor A. Weber, on July 9, 1960, and the pair have been married for 61 years.

He worked for Standard Oil in domestic crude oil purchasing for 35 years until retiring in 1986 as manager. Roger and Eleanor are long-time members of St. Peter Catholic Church in Loudonville, where they were very active and where Roger was proudly baptized in 2015. After retirement, the pair permanently moved to Lakeville where they owned and operated Prairie Station in Big Prairie and later Lone Pine Antiques, in Lakeville.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor Chapman; his children Norrie (Bill) Cornelius, George Chapman, and Susan (Wilmer Duncan) Chapman-Miller; grandchildren Katelyn (Ben) Merold, Robert Cornelius, Daniel Cornelius, James Sterling (Kara) Miller, and Jane Chapman; brother David (Carol) Chapman; and nephews Scott (Debbie) Chapman, Chris (Terri) Chapman and Clifford (Noel) Thornberry.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his siblings Donald Chapman, Carol Ann Thornberry, and Gordan Chapman, as well as his niece Donna Lynn Chapman.

Roger’s family will receive friends Monday, October 11, 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. A Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:30 am in St. Peter Catholic Church, 220 E. Butler Street, Loudonville, Ohio with Father John Mulhollan officiating.  Masks are recommended in church. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.

Contributions in Roger’s memory to St. Peter Catholic Church or LifeCare Hospice may be made at the funeral home during calling hours.

Snyder Funeral Home-Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Roger’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

  • So sorry to hear about this loss. I am praying for the family during this difficult time. I still remember those times at Rogerson’s in Canada. Roger used to pay me a nickel for every frog I could find. He used them for fish bait!

  • Sincere condolences to Eleanor and the family. May your precious memories carry you through this difficult time.

  • That was so so beautiful. Wow. What an amazing tribute that truly shows the love in your family. Love you all. So very sorry for your loss. But so glad I have memories with all of you.

  • Deepest condolences Eleanor and family. Many fond memories of Roger with family hanging out at the house, pool and on the lake. Out of state and I hate missing calling hours. Love and prayers to all.

  • Thinking about you. We became friends at a time we all had a need. Jack in his last year would ask about Roger. May youvall rest in zGod’S love. Eleanor. I feel ur pain. But we both have wonderful memories.

  • When Liz and I were moving from Wooster to Lakeville in 1986, we had only just briefly met Roger and Eleanor. Roger, who barely knew our names, lent us his truck to move. What a great neighbor!! We’ve considered the whole family some of our best friends all the years since. Our sincere sympathies as we will all miss Roger but know that burden falls greatest on those closest to him. When my father passed in 2007, I know it was a great comfort knowing how many people remembered little (and big) kindnesses from him over the years of his life. It says a lot about the person. We are blessed to know him and his family.

  • When Liz and I were moving from Wooster to Lakeville in 1986, we had only just briefly met Roger and Eleanor. Roger, who barely knew our names, lent us his truck to move. What a great neighbor!! We’ve considered the whole family some of our best friends all the years since. Our sincere sympathies as we will all miss Roger but know that burden falls greatest on those closest to him. When my father passed in 2007, I know it was a great comfort knowing how many people remembered little (and big) kindnesses from him over the years of his life. It says a lot about the person. We are blessed to know him and his family.

  • Dear Norrie & Family ♥️ May the care and support of those around you provide comfort and peace. Our most sincere condolences, with love. Bonnie & Pete

  • Thank you for sharing a loving family and history I have fond memories of fun and families particularly when early married. I am pleased to have shared the ending of this life story.

  • My sincere condolences to Roger’s family, he was a kind and good man. Roger, thanks for your years of friendship and your devotion to the Big Prairie/Lakeville Community.

  • Dear Norrie, Bill and family – we are very sorry for your loss. I know how many times you’ll hear that “he is at peace now,” and he is, but the loss is still there for each of you. Cherish your memories and each other.

  • Linda and I are so sorry for your loss. We have such great memories of Roger that will always hold a place in our hearts forever. We were lucky to have known him.

  • My deepest condolences Eleanor and family. I always enjoyed the B.S. sessions Roger and I would have when I stopped in at the Prairie Station. Didn’t matter the topic. Roger and I could go on forever. Roger will be missed. Peace be with you all.

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