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Tuesday May 31st, 2022
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Lillian Lena Chapman

​Lillian Lena Chapman, age 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 26, 2022 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri after a long and happy life, surrounded by family and loved ones.  She was born on December 18, 1923 on a farm in Delaware County in eastern Oklahoma, to her parents Benjamin and Mamie Kinzey.  She was the eldest of four children.  

​On September 22, 1956 she married the love of her life, Ray Chapman, in Grove, Oklahoma.  They were married for nearly 59 years, until Ray preceded her in death on June 24, 2015.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, two siblings Veda (Ardell) Porter and J.D. (Wyvonne) Kinzey, and her oldest child Gene (Vetta) Ogden.  She is survived by her daughter Gisele Davis of Naples, Florida, her brother Curtis(Helen) Kinzey of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, eight grandchildren: Brielle (Dennis) Bonner, Tabitha (Melissa) Davis, Melissa Ogden Chestnut, Shannon Ogden, Michael Ogden, Nathan Midkiff, Jared Midkiff, and Hannah Cox, great-grandchildren: Ethan Jones, Harrison Davis and several others,one great-great-grandchild and many other family members and friends. 

​Lillian loved her faith, family and friends dearly, and was a great family member, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  She truly never met a stranger and touched many lives with her sense of humor, grace, and integrity. Spending time with her family was her true joy and watching her family grow was everything to her.  She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, and turned many times to her belief in God and the Holy Bible. She was ready and excited to be reunited with her parents, husband, son and many other loved ones. She loved to cook and bake and made the best pies and pickles anybody ever tasted. She and Ray were avid gardeners who grew beautiful flowers and gardens that were the envy of all who saw them.  She was a long-time member of the Siloam Springs Garden Club, even becoming President for many years. She and Ray traveled the world together, visiting all 50 states, dozens of national parks, Canada, Mexico, and much of Europe. She enjoyed her last few years living and being cared for by her granddaughters, Tabitha and Melissa and the new addition of her great grandson, Harrison, brought so much joy in her life. 

​Please join us in celebrating her life on Tuesday May 31st for visitation at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by a service at the same location on June 1st at 11:00 am, with a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her sweetie, Ray.  Flowers may be sent to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home, or a donation in her name can be made to Elara Caring Hospice Care in lieu of flowers.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lillian Chapman

Tammy Jun 1 2022 11:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lillian Chapman

Lawrence, Kim, Landon, and Riley Bell May 31 2022 7:49 PM

I first met Lil and Ray Chapman in Late 1981! Seems hard to believe that it's been almost 41 years! I was a 25 year old Staff Sergeant in the Marine Corps who had just received orders to Kansas City MO. My first Sunday in town I visited the Grandview Church of Christ and met the most wonderful people in the world! Sheila was still back in Ohio awaiting me to find a house so I was all alone and living in temporary quarters at RIchards-Gebaur AIr Force Base. Lil and Ray greeted me warmly and, recognizing that I was alone, asked me to go to lunch with them after services! Bob and Elousie Jarrell and Ardell and Veda Porter came along also! I knew Immediately that I had just met the best people EVER!
Later, in 1981, when Sheila arrived; we were both thrilled to have such a loving, caring, friendly Church family! Lil was truly the President of the Church Hospitality Committee. No one ever came through the doors of the Church without a warm greeting from Mrs. Lillian Chapman! Lil was the most likeable lady I had ever met and she was matched perfectly with her wonderful stoic husband Ray!
When our Son Robert was born, in January of 1982, Lil and Ray adopted him as their Grandson! We were just so blessed to have such a wonderful couple that truly wanted to hold and play with little Robert! Our new family spent countless evenings together eating, singing and just enjoying the blessings of Friendship! Sheila and I really hated to leave Grandview MO but orders arrived in 1982 and we were off to Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC!
Throughout my 34 Years in the United States Marine Corps; we have had the opportunity to be stationed in numerous locations, both in the United States and around the world, our friendship always stayed close with Lil and Ray! On numerous occasions they came to visit us and our family holds these memories as treasures from Heaven!
Our Family is saddened to hear of the passing of Lil but we are comforted to know that another Angel is awaiting entry into GOD's Kingdom! I believe that Friendship is Forever and I know that we shall meet again in Heaven!
GOD Bless you Lillian Chapman and I can't wait to see your Beautiful Smile again! Please say "Hi" to Ray for us!

Terry & Sheila Walker
Jacksonville NC.

Terry Walker May 30 2022 2:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lillian Chapman

Lily and Larry Davis May 28 2022 5:48 PM