Rea Almeda Chapman, 79, of 361 Center St. in St. Henry, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in the Gardens at Celina.
She was born on June 27, 1933, to the late Verlin and Frances (Cain) Howery in Carpenter.
On Jan. 29, 1955, she married Ralph R. Chapman, her loving husband for 58 years, who survives.
Also surviving are her children, Rick and Ginny Chapman of Estero, Fla., Ronda and Stu Kahn of Fort Wayne, Ind., Randi and Tim Pheiffer of Germantown, Robin and Chris May of St. Henry, Regina and Chris Nelms of Spring Valley, Rhett and Chandra Chapman of Germantown; 13 grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law.
She was preceded in death by a brother.
Private funeral services will be held at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice, Cancer Association of Mercer County or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Condolences may be made at LHDFuneralHome.com.