Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Mrs. Virginia Snyder Chapman Obituary
Contributed by Bonnie Ryan

May 30, 1974

Services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home for Mrs. Virginia Snyder Chapman, 83, of 27400 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills.

She died Tuesday at 9 p.m. at St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, after a brief illness.

Her husband, the Rev. D. Park Chapman, who was minister of the First Church of Christ here for 17 years, died Feb. 20, 1967. Mrs. Chapman moved to Cleveland from Glenmoor three years ago to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Nell Rose) Riel.

She was born July 3, 1890, in Berkeley County, W. VA., a daughter of James Snyder and Rose Dick Snyder.

While here, Mrs. Chapman taught the Bethany Bible Class of the church and was past president of the East Liverpool Federation of Women's Clubs. She remained a member of the New Century Club here and also belonged to the Euclid Ave., Christian Church of Cleveland.

Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. John (Mildred) Dickerson of Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Ralph (Carrie) Gaver of Tampa, Fla., and a number of nephews, nieces and cousins.

The Rev. Robert Schondelmayer of the Wellsville First Christian Church and the Rev. Harold E. Simones of the First Church of Christ will officiate at the Friday services. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends my call at the funeral home this afternoon and tonight.

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