Luella Chapman, 79, of Springfield died on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Ocala Regional Hospital in Ocala, FL. She was born on February 12, 1934 in Cass County, IL to Louis and Edith McClure. She married Franklin Miller in 1954. They divorced. She married Raymond Chapman in 1983 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2012. Also preceding her in death was a son, Raymond Chapman, Jr; three brothers, Jim, Tommy and Johnie McClure.
Surviving are eight children, Patti Lannine of Springfield, Helen Miller of Athens, Judy (Frank (Michael) Parrish of Springfield, David (Jamie) Miller of Springfield, Donald (Nora)Chapman of Virginia, IL, Morris Chapman of Jacksonville, IL, Florence (Rich)Delia of Springfield John (Beverley) Chapman of Rochester; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; four sisters, Mellisa Cox, Mary Guffy, Ellen Reeves and Sue Cox; one brother, Louis McClure and many nieces nephews and cousins.
She retired from Pillsbury Mill. She maintained and managed rental property. She enjoyed her second home in Florida. She cherished her friends and family. She loved fishing, playing cards, games and reading books.
Visitation: 12 pm – 1pm Friday, February 14, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm Friday, February 14, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia, IL.