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Emma L. Chapman

December 25, 1929 August 21, 2018
Emma  L.  Chapman
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Obituary for Emma L. Chapman

Emma L. (Ike) Chapman, 88, of Winchester, California passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2018 at home.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Chapel in Grand Island, NE with Pastor Scott Jones officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery following the service.

Emma was born December 25, 1929, in McCook, NE to John and Grace (Amen) Ike. She grew up in McCook and received her education there. On February 4, 1944, she was united in marriage to Ralph R. Chapman in Georgia. Ralph was in the Army Air Corps, so the couple lived in Georgia and Florida. When Ralph was stationed in England, Emma moved to Tennessee.

Later, after Ralph retired, the couple moved to McCook where Ralph worked in construction and Emma worked at Montgomery Ward and later TRW. The couple raised their family there. In 1969, Ralph took employment in the Grand Island School System and the family moved to Grand Island. Emma worked for Coca-Cola making the soda syrup. The couple moved to San Jose, California in the mid 1980’s where Emma worked for Laboratory services. In 2004 the couple retired and moved back to Cairo Nebraska for roughly a year then they moved back to California where Ralph passed away in 2007. After Ralph passed away Emma moved to San Diego and later moved to Winchester where she passed away.

Emma was very attached to her rescue dog and constant companion, Roxie. She also loved spending time with her great grandkids.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianna (Tim) Alberts, of Dannebrog, NE, Helen Brott, of Sacramento, CA; seven grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Grace (Amen) Ike; husband, Ralph Chapman; son, Ron Chapman; grandson, Thomas Chapman; brothers, George Ike, Harold Ike, Harvey Ike; and a sister, Beulah Herron.

Memorials are suggested to the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Emma Chapman’s name. Online condolences may be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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11:00 AM 4/27/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/27/2019 12:00:00 PM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

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Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803
Grand Island, NE 68803

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803 Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

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