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Taylor Community Remembers Dr. Mildred Chapman

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Dr. Mildred Chapman

Retired longtime Taylor University faculty member Dr. Mildred Chapman died Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She was 91.

She spent 22 years on the faculty of Taylor University in the English and Education departments with particular emphasis on the preparation and supervision of student teachers. In 1991, she was honored as Taylor’s Distinguished Professor.

Prior to joining the Taylor faculty, Chapman served on the faculties of Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind.) and Asbury College (Wilmore, Ky.). She also taught for eight years in the public school system in the State of Kentucky.

She held EdD and MA degrees from the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.) and a bachelor’s degree from Asbury College.

Chapman was a 56-year member of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church (Marion), where she served as a deacon, elder, session clerk, moderator, Sunday school teacher, Bible study leader, Vacation Bible School director, Women's Association president, and presbytery participation. She also served on the board of Church Women United and received their Valiant Woman Award in 2008.

She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, her parents and other family members.

Survivors include her sons, Albert "Bert" (Becky) Chapman, III, and Brent Chapman, four nieces and several cousins.

Calling is from 4–8 pm, Monday, September 25, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Ind.

Services to celebrate Chapman's life will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at the funeral home with Dr. Jay Kesler and Rev. Jeff Jahn officiating. Burial will follow at Estates of Serenity.

Memorials may be directed to the Albert and Mildred Chapman Scholarship Fund designated for local students at Taylor University.

Click here to read the full Needham-Storey-Wampner obituary.