OBITUARY - JENNIE MARIE (GARITY) CHAPMAN
Jennie Marie (GARITY) CHAPMAN was born December 27, 1923 near Benton, Rice Township, Ringgold County, Iowa. She was the
daughter of John H. and Katie (WAUGH) GARITY. Marie passed away August 8, 1999 after a long illness at the Winneshiek County
Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.
Marie grew up in Ringgold County and she graduated from Delphos High School in 1941. She later attended Upper Iowa
University in Fayette, Iowa.
Marie was the high school secretary at North Fayette Community Schools in West Union for 32 years. She enjoyed the
students and was loyal to them, the school and everyone associated. After retiring in 1991, she moved to Decorah, Iowa.
Marie was a member of the Iowa Educational Secretaries and the Minnesota Group of International Secretaries.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved grandson Kamon Shane CHAPMAN in 1993 and a sister Kathryn MORRIS.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Myron "Bud" CHAPMAN and his wife Barbara of Waterloo, Iowa, Judy CHAPMAN of
Gig Harbor, Washington and Brad CHAPMAN; her three grandchildren who were so dear to her, Shawn KING of Denver, Colorado,
Tiffany OWENS of Monterey, California and Jaime CHAPMAN of Mayfield, Kentucky; one great-grandson Zachery GILLFILLAN of
Littleton, Colorado; one great-granddaughter Emily BEAUBIEN of Mayfield, Kentucky; a brother John GARITY of Kansas City,
Missouri; three sisters Sadie RICE and her husband Paul of Corvallis, Oregon, Ellen HUGGINS and her husband Walt of Kansas
City, Missouri and Patricia MEEKS and her husband Larry of Kansas City, Missouri; a brother-in-law Walt MORRIS of Volga,
Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa on Friday, August 13, 1999 with Rev. Peter BRANTNER
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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