John "Chappy" Earl Chapman, 69, of Dysart, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A visitation was held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at the Overton Funeral Home, Dysart. A memorial serivce was held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Dysart. Internment will follow at the Dysart Cemetery, Dysart.
John "Chappy" Earl Chapman was born September 9, 1941 in Princeton, Ind., son of James and Golda Pickett Chapman. He started his schooling in Princeton and at the age of 9 moved to Dysart, with his family. He continued his education at Dysart and immediately following started working for Pioneer Seed Corn Company. In 1960 he was married to Carol Clime and they later divorced. On March 24, 1974 he was married to Patty Corcran at the United Methodist Church in Dysart. John and Patty made their home all their married life in Dysart where he continued to work for Pioneer until his retirement in 2000. After his official retirement he returned to Pioneer for 10 more years. Recently John has been a patient at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics where his death came early Sunday morning, August 28, 2011 at the age of 69 years. In free time you could find him fishing, hunting and socializing with his friends in his garage. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Bonnie and two brothers Jerry and Junior. He is survived by his wife Patty of Dysart, three children; Allen (Dixie) Chapman of Ollie, Kayleen Glenn of Dysart and Kenny (Heidi) Corcran of Arkansas City, Kan., 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one expected soon, three brothers; Bill (Loretta) Chapman of Patoka, Ind., Sam (Judy) Chapman of Nashville, Tenn., and Bob (Alice) Chapman of Mankato, Minn., and three sisters; Agnes Coomer of Princeton, Ind., Betty Mounts of Crystal River, Fla., and Gloria "Dub" Bell of Laurens.