Staunton Star - Times - Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years



January 19, 2022

Mary Catherine "Cookie" Chapman, 80, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at her residence on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. She was born April 12, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo., to Alphonse and Catherine (Paschang) Grelle. She married Raymond A. Chapman on Sept. 30, 1961, in Alton. He survives.

She was a homemaker. Mary was a member of the St. Ann's Altar Society, 20th Century Club, Lions Club and Beloved Birthday Club. She loved to garden. She also enjoyed birds and spending time with her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who always had a smile.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Chapman of Bunker Hill; children, Teresa (Daniel) Cope of Bunker Hill, Jeffrey (Nannette) Chapman of Bunker Hill, Mary (Tod) May of Bunker Hill, Jennifer (Frank) Hamilton of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Golike, Elijah (Jodi) Strohbeck, Evan (Chelsea) Strohbeck, Meghan (Tommy) Santel, Justin (Kelsey) Hamilton, Heather Hamm, Kaitlyn Cope, Benjamin (Meghan) Cope, Megan (Sean) Huneke, Erik May, Patrick May, Michael May; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Grelle of Godfrey; sisters-in-law, Karen Chapman of Newnan, Ga., Kathleen Landreth of St. Louis, Mo .; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Betty Chapman of Bunker Hill; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren, and special family members. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Andrew Chapman; great-granddaughter, Evelyn Santel; sisters, Margaret Bechtold, Dorothy Hans; and brother-in-law, Carl Chapman.

Funeral mass was held on Monday, Jan. 17, at St. Michael's Church in Staunton. Burial was at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Bunker Hill Ambulance Service or St. Michael's Church. Condolences may be left online at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill was in charge of arrangements.

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