Irene Elizabeth Chapman
Celebrating the life of Irene Elizabeth Chapman of Broughton, Kansas: April 27, 1918-February 4, 2013.
Irene Chapman, 94, died Monday, February 4, 2013 at Medicalodge of Clay Center. Mrs. Chapman was born April 27, 1918, at Broughton, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Lyda (White) McCully.
She attended Kansas State University and taught school following high school. She married Leo Chapman on October 19, 1940. They made their home and farmed in the Broughton area before moving to Clay Center. She was a member of the Clay Center United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Library Club, Garden Club, Broughton Friendship Club and Stitch & Chatter Group. She was preceded in death by one half-brother, Donald McCully.
Survivors include her husband, Leo Chapman of Clay Center; two sons, Mark Chapman and wife Cheryl of Cat Springs, Texas, and Christopher Chapman and Edee of Richland, Washington; one daughter, Julie Rice, and husband Dennis of Winfield; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mom's gone--leaving a dull ache
Irene Chapman was the inspiration for Mark Chapman’s interest in recording the history of Broughton, Kansas, which is now a book Broughton Kansas: Portrait of a Lost Town 1869-1966.