Norma Jean Chapman
01/26/1926 - 04/09/2021
Obituary For Norma Jean Chapman
Norma Jean Chapman age 95 of Sparta, peacefully left his earth and joined her Heavenly Father, on April 9, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born in Sparta, on January 26, 1926 to Ellsworth and Marie Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence (Chappie); son, Rod; granddaughter, Kerry Hutchins. She is survived by her brother, Frank (Cindy) Smith; daughter, Beckie Southwell; grandson, Leigh Roby; great granddaughter, Ryah Roby; great grandsons, Cordell Brown, Aiden Hutchins; great-great grandchildren, Joziah, Gianni, Naomi, and Nohemi; many nieces and nephews. Faith, family, and friends were most important to her. She led a life of love and care, service, and devotion as a longtime member of the Sparta Baptist Church and Baptist Bible Church of Sparta. She worked the front desk of a Dr’s office in Sparta for over 20 years and was the receptionist for a Dentist another 6 years. She also owned a small business, The Daisy Place and Fabric Shop. At the age of 65, she volunteered to be a bookkeeper at an International Seminary in the Netherlands. She also spent 20 years at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as a Docent. During this difficult time, we were supported by so many family members and friends. We send out special thanks to Linda S., Luann, Emily, and our Bosworth families who, so many years ago, invited Mom into their home and accepted her as family. Words cannot fully express our gratitude. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Sparta Baptist Church with Rev. Doug Bytwerk officiating. Interment in Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City. Friends may meet the family at the Funeral Home on Sunday, April 18, from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. and again on Monday at the church, 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Gift of Life or Baptist Bible Church of Sparta.
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