SIKESTON - Evert Leon Chapman, 88, died Oct. 7, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born May 21, 1913, at Greenbriar to the late John Edgar and Nancy Corbin Chapman, he was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. A farmer in Stoddard County, he was also a salesman serving Bloomfield and Sikeston. For 12 years he was a Farm Bureau Insurance agent in Stoddard County and later sold specialty advertising for the Thomas Murphy Company and the JII Sales Promotions throughout Southeast Missouri.
A 50-year member of Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 AF&AM, he had been a member of the First Baptist Church at Bloomfield and later of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston where he served as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.
In 1932 he married Otelia Coburn, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Edgar Leon Chapman of East Peoria, Ill., and Richard Norman and Marilyn Chapman of Florence, S.C.; two brothers, John Chapman of Hemet, Calif., and Donald Chapman of Mill Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Lois Bell of Jackson and Jo Cossairt of Memphis, Tenn.; and three grandsons.
One sister, Lucille Cossairt, preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Jim Guffie of Montgomery City will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Keith Chapman, Terrence Chapman and Benjamin Chapman; and Donald Chapman, Larry Bell and Steve Cossairt.