Obituary of Barbara Chapman
Barbara Chapman, of Calhoun, Missouri, passed away peacefully Tuesday night, July 19, 2022 at her home with her loving family by her side. Barbara Mae (Anderson) Chapman, the daughter of Willie Austin Anderson and Ollie Jesse (Welch) Anderson was born April 14, 1937 near Huntingdale, Missouri. Barbara is survived by husband Michael Chapman; daughter Kathy (Chapman) Shoemaker; granddaughter Sarah Lynn Wilson (Husband Bill Wilson); and great grandson Scott John Wilson. Barbara attended Huntingdale and Shawnee Mound grade school. She was a graduate of Clinton High School in 1955. Barbara was united in marriage to the love of her life, Michael Kent Chapman, October 15, 1955. On April 15, 1959 they were blessed with a daughter Kathy Lynn. As a young girl Barbara was baptized and joined the Huntingdale Methodist Church, later moving her member to the Drake’s Chapel Methodist Church. At Drake’s Chapel she served as secretary and helped Mickey with Communion Services. Barbara worked at the Chapman Hatchery and as a secretary for the USDA. Her most challenging and rewarding job as she called it, was a full time "Domestic Engineer". A position that she set the bar very high for others. Barbara and Mickey shared a life and love that is very rare. Born on the same day and same year, Barb always said they were twins! They met at a pie social at the young age of 14, and from that moment a bond began, which lasted 66 years. Barbara enjoyed gardening, birds, cooking, camping, fishing and of course gambling, which she was very good at. Barbara’s family was the heart and soul of her life. She treasured her moments with Sarah and great-grandson Scott. We will truly miss her. A loving wife, mother, Mimi and friend. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Interment at a later date will be in the Drake's Chapel Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Drake's Chapel United Methodist Church or the Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor (C.A.R.E.). These donations may be left in care of the funeral home.