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Mary Ann Chapman

Mary Ann Chapman
Mary Ann Chapman
- January 10, 2018

Mary Ann Chapman was born in Rotan, TX, on October 9, 1952, the second child of six of Eugene and Margaret (Margie Bethel) Webb. As a little child, her family moved to Fort Morgan, CO, where her last four siblings joined the family. Mary graduated from Ft. Morgan High School in 1970 and attended Morgan Community College part-time while working full time. She met and married Arthur LeRoy Chapman on April 16, 1972, at the Wiggins Community Church.

Mary and Art traveled extensively based on his on-going work in the oil fields. At one time, Mary, with two little sons in tow, lived in Spain while Art worked in Algeria for 18 months and then 18 months in Sudan. From there, the young family moved back to Rawlins, WY, where they lived many years. Mary worked at the local hospital and ultimately began a long lasting employment with Kroger Grocery Stores. She successfully managed the liquor store for the grocery chain many years.

In the past ten years, Mary and Art lived on their ranch north of Newell, SD, where Mary began raising sheep. Her biggest delight was in the little lambs. Her email address reflected this love: Maryslittlelamb. In Newell, Mary first worked for several years for Howdy's Newmart where she enjoyed meeting the community. Later, Mary Clerked at Conoco where, again, she so enjoyed meeting everyone. Mary never met a stranger and her attitude toward 'strangers' was one of friendly talk and 'How can I help?'
Mary Ann Webb Chapman left this earth on Thursday, January 4, 2018, after a short and fierce battle with cancer.
Survivors include her husband, Art; their son, Daniel; and her five siblings, Eugene (Judy) of Loveland, CO, Robert of Ft. Morgan, CO, Jack of San Antonio, TX, Kenneth (Gloria) of Fort Morgan, CO, and Barbara (Bruce) Sielaff of Rawlins, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by their older son, Harold, who died in 2000, and her father, Eugene Webb, who died in 1985.

On Wednesday evening, January 10, visitation will be at Kinkade Funeral Chapel from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Mary's farewell service is Thursday, January 11, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel. Following the service, there will be a celebration of Mary's life at the Newell City Hall, 101 Third Street, Newell, SD, for all family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN

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