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Evelyn D. Chapman

November 22, 1920 - June 10, 2018

Burial Date: June 18, 0018

A funeral service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Bruce Brooks of First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft will officiate. Visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft, c/o the funeral home.

Age 97, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Evelyn was born in Kalamazoo on November 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Carroll and Katherine (Beard) DesVoignes. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Mildred (Gish) DesVoignes. She was a kind and loving person; whose gentle nature and warm smile made her a joy to be around. On August 14, 1943, she married the love of her life, Benjamin Chapman Jr., who preceded her in passing on January 25, 1985. In 2000, Evelyn moved to Schoolcraft, where she enjoyed working in her yard and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband were long-time members of First Presbyterian Church of Schoolcraft. She was currently an assisted living resident of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo. Evelyn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be missed. She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Pierce, Ruth (Richard) DeVries and Linda (Kent) Bacon; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Spicketts; sister-in-law, Phyllis DesVoignes; and several nieces, nephews, and great friends.