STAPLES -- Mabel Chipman, 97, Staples, died Friday, June 28, 2002, in Fergus Falls.
She was born Sept. 29, 1904, in Reeheights, S.D., to Floyd and Elizabeth (Berry) Meehan. She taught country school. She graduated from Reeheights High School. She attended normal training in Wessington Heights, S.D., and taught country school for another 15 years. She married Floyd Chipman on June 26, 1940, in Aitkin where they lived before moving to Bertha and then to Staples. She was active in the Moran-Gernania Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and acting as its superintendent. She was a 4-H leader, served on the Aitkin School Board, and was a member of WSCS and the Farmers Union.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Worden, Underwood, and Vonna Zamzo, Isanti; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Marguerite Ramey, Cooperstown, N.D., Genevieve Monserud, Coon Rapids, Berta Fae Potter, Iowa, and Marie Eno, Washington.
Her husband; a sister, Hazel Ione Meehan; and four brothers, Gerald, Everette, Francis and Byron Meehan, died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Staples with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Home in Staples.
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