Mara Louise Chapman, Daughter of Leroy Jackson Chapman and Grace Vontella (Gaunt) Chapman, was born Friday, November 20, 1936, at home in Buffalo, Missouri, the youngest of 8 children born to the marriage.
She was tired of the fight and opened her eyes and heart to be with our Lord on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 with her family by her side. She was 82 years, 8 months, and 13 days of age.
She attended Buffalo Schools and Drury University for her education, she was united in marriage to Deryl Wayne Bradley on May 8th, 1955 and to that marriage 4 children were born: Doug, Jennifer, Jon, and Elizabeth.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother Jack and Grace, her sisters Virginia, Josie, and Betty, her brothers Harold, Bob, Jackie and her husband Deryl, and her son Jon.
She is survived by her brother Bill, her son Doug and his wife Christi, daughters Jennifer, and Elizabeth, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends that thought the world of her.
She was a wonderful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and will be loved and missed daily by everyone.
Services were held 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 4, 2019 at the Buffalo First Christian Church with William Chapman officiating. Pallbearers were Hal Chapman, Rick Wright, Todd McGregor, Bob Simpson, Daryl Jenkins, and John Lynn. Burial followed in the Maple Lawn Cemetery under the Direction of the Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.
Visitation was from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 4, 2019 before the service at the church.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Heart to Heart.