Effie Marie Chapman, 63, a resident of 4-H Road, Philippi, died Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2012, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born Dec. 17, 1948, at Philippi, a daughter of the late Kent Taylor Evans Jr. and the late Elizabeth Amanda Corley Evans.
On Aug. 16, 1967, in Ft. Foote, Md., she was married to Joseph Dean Chapman, who survives at their 4-H Road home.
Also surviving are one son, Joseph Dean Chapman Jr. of Emmaus, Pa.; four sisters, Jane Ann Weese of Philippi, Judy Fay Marsh of Belington, Mary Ann Lake of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Janet Lynn Auvil of Wilmington, N.C.; and one brother, Bruce Allen Evans of Philippi.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Christina Ellen Chapman; and by two brothers, Robert Taylor Evans and Thomas Kent Evans.
Mrs. Chapman was a seamstress and was a former employee of Reidbord Brothers Manufacturing. She was a member of the Silent Grove Church and Philippi Chapter 41 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed collecting Longaberger.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, from Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel, 609 Crim Ave. in Belington. Pastor Bryan Headley will officiate and interment will follow in Barbour Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 until 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the funeral hour, on Saturday.
The family requests memorials in the form of contributions to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center or the Rosenbaum Family House, both in Morgantown or the local Relay for Life. Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.