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Evert Chapman

Tuesday, October 9, 2001

Evert Leon Chapman of 800 Courtney Avenue, Sikeston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at the St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Mr. Chapman was born May 21, 1913, at Greenbriar, Mo., son of the late John Edgar and Nancy Corbin Chapman. In 1932, he married Otelia Coburn who survives of the home. Mr. Chapman was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, was a farmer in Stoddard County and a salesman in Bloomfield and Sikeston. He was the Farm Bureau Insurance Agent for 12 years in Stoddard County and later sold Specialty Advertising for the Thomas Murphy Company and JII Sales Promotions throughout Southeast Mo. Mr. Chapman was a 50 year member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153 A.F. & A.M., a member of the First Baptist Church at Bloomfield and later the First Baptist Church at Sikeston, where he had been a youth leader and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include his wife, Otelia of the home in Sikeston; two sons, Edgar Leon Chapman of East Peoria, Ill. and Richard Norman Chapman and daughter-in-law, Marilyn Chapman of Florence, S.C.; three grandsons, Benjamin Chapman of Denton, Texas, Terrence Chapman of Madison, Wis. and Keith Chapman of Boston, Mass.; by two brothers, John Chapman of Hemet, Calif. and Donald Chapman of Mill Valley, Calif.; by two sisters, Lois Bell of Jackson, Mo. and Jo Cossairt of Memphis, Tenn.; by one niece, Nancy Whitely of Rocky Mount, N.C.; other relatives and many friends survive to mourn his passing. One sister, Lucille Cossairt, preceded him in death. Visitation was held at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Dr. Jim Guffie of Montgomery City, Mo. officiating. Burial followed in the Bloomfield Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Keith Chapman, Terrence Chapman, Benjamin Chapman, Donald Chapman, Larry Bell and Steve Cossairt. PAID