Rose Elizabeth Chapman
Rose Elizabeth Chapman
  • February 15, 1922 - December 25, 2017
  • Grabill, Indiana

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Rose Elizabeth Chapman, 95, went home to her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2017. A lifelong member of Grabill Missionary Church, she and her husband, Harold, taught the 4 and 5-year old class on Wednesday nights for many years. She also designed and sewed puppets (10,000 +) that have been used in ministry all over the world. She is survived by daughters, Doreen Crunk of Woodburn, Elizabeth (Tom) Wagley of New Bern, North Carolina, Jennifer (Butch) Shaffer of Auburn, Dorcas (Bill) Curry of Spencerville, and Nedra (George) Curry of Fort Wayne; sons Leslie (Nancy) of Fort Wayne, Douglas (Darlene) of Spencerville, Gordon (Melody) of Avilla, and Galen (Shelley) of Leo; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren; sisters Helen Slater of Minonk, IL; and Edna (Dale) Richard of New Holland, PA; brother, Lloyd (Juanita) Hall of Columbia City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold.
Funeral service will be 2pm, Saturday, December 30, at Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 State Street, Grabill, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be held from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8pm, Friday, December 29, at the church. Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery, Harlan. Memorial donations may be given to Grabill Missionary Church, or WBCL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne. For online condolences please visit