Norma Jean Chapman, 73, of Philpot, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, while under the care of Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green. She was born February 5, 1949 in Daviess County to the late Oda and Maud Ambrose Chapman. Jean was retired from the Owensboro Independent School System after 30 years having taught Creative Foods and Home Economics. She was a life-long member of Friendship Baptist Church. Jean volunteered and was actively involved in many different organizations including the Center for Courageous Kids, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, and the Homemakers Club. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Johnson on May 23, 2014.
Surviving are two brothers, Dan A. Chapman of Louisville and Kenneth W. Chapman and wife Carol of Bowling Green; nieces and nephews, Alan Chapman and wife Leslie of Bowling Green, Catherine “Katie” Chapman of Louisville, Beth Johnson and husband Joel of Nashville, Tennessee, Amy Chapman Schneider of Bowling Green, and Sarabeth Chapman Pietras and husband Matt of Oakland, California; great nieces and nephews, A. J. Chapman, Corbin Schneider, Garrett Northwall, Jasper Pietras, Walker Northwall, and Ellison Pietras; and a brother-in-law, Rod Johnson of Owensboro.
The family would like to give a special thanks to two very devoted cousins, Michael Cook (Penny) and Janet Ambrose of Philpot for their compassionate care and love they gave Jean.
Funeral services will be 9 AM Wednesday, November 9, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 PM until 7 PM Tuesday and from 8 AM until time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children. Envelopes will be available. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.