Dorothy Irene Chapman
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Dorothy Irene Chapman
  • April 19, 1924 - July 1, 2017
  • Lake Panasoffkee, Michigan

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Dorothy Irene Chapman, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, formerly of Mason, MI. A loving wife, devoted mother and precious grandmother, journeyed with her Lord to her eternal resting place on July 1, 2017, at the age of 93. She was born the daughter of Herman and Maud Rich on April 19, 1924 in Vevay Township. Her first priority was raising her four children and accompanying her husband in building a screw machine business in Leslie, MI. She joined the First United Methodist Church of Mason in 1952 and became a faithful and dedicated servant in various church ministries; including teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir. She was an avid crocheter, played the piano and organ, enjoyed board games and was a card shark. A move to Lake Panasoffkee in 2006 found her active, as possible, in the ministries of the Church of the Fisherman. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Armour (Jim) of Dadeville, AL, Judy Lopez-Lauramoore (George) of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, sons, James D. Chapman, Jr. (Mary) of Mason, MI and Nathan Chapman of Winter Haven, FL; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by husband, Don, of 64 ½ years; a son-in-law, Sergio Lopez, and grandchildren, Christopher Sean and Tia Maria. Services will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Mason, 201 E. Ash St., Mason, MI, with the Rev. Donna Minarik officiating. Visitation with family and friends will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. preceding a Celebration of Life service at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778 or Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church, 589 CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 in memory of Mrs. Chapman.