Lewisburg –Doris Alma Chapman lived 97 years and finally arrived at her heavenly destination on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Evangelical Community Hospital after a brief overnight illness. Since 2009, she resided at 3201 River Rd in Lewisburg. She was born December 21, 1917, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Charles and Alma (Seiler) Heizenroth. She had 3 sisters, 1 brother and was very family oriented and enjoyed helping the family any way she could. During the war, Doris lived briefly in the Chicago area with family while working at Andes Candies. She returned home to Ashland. On July 4, 1945 she married Joseph Peter Chapman after he was discharged from the Army. He preceded her in death March 2, 1965. Not long after that she moved to the Laurelton/Weikert area and eventually moved to the Mifflinburg area where she lived until moving to Lewisburg.
Doris was a hard working woman and retired from Rolling Hills Manor after 16 years of service as a cook. Even while working there she was helping the family and was often visiting her sisters, nieces, nephews and son David and his family. Family was a priority to her.
While living in Ashland, Doris attended Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church where she remained a member. Church attendance was always important because she loved the Lord and she faithfully attended the Bible Baptist Church of Kreamer, Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene and the Buffalo Valley Church of the Brethren as long as she was able. Wherever she went she talked about the Lord and depended upon Him daily to provide and sustain her.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Dottie Chapman Beiler and her husband Samuel of Millmont; three grandsons, D. Joseph and his wife Shonda Chapman of Harrisburg, Kenneth Chapman of Millmont and Douglas P. and his wife Jennifer Chapman of Mifflinburg; 5 great grandsons, Josiah, Quincy, David, Joseph and Michael Chapman; a sister and brother-in-law, Alma and Harold Klauger of Weikert; a sister-in-law, Ruth Heizenroth of Ashland and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, David D. Chapman; two granddaughters, Amy and Angela Chapman; a brother, Charles Heizenroth and two sisters and brother-in-laws, Grace and Joseph Loeper and Ruth and Kenneth Spencer.
A private family memorial service will be held at the Bible Baptist Church of Kreamer with Pastor Thomas Krampert officiating. A private burial will be in the Christ Church of Fountain Springs Cemetery, Ashland. Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.