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Barbara J. Chapman

January 20, 1937 — February 18, 2024

Barbara June (nee Hambly) Chapman, beloved wife of the late Stephen Chapman for 63 years, loving mother of Cynthia Chapman and Cheryl (Charles) Pettigrew, grandmother of Tyler (Jenny) Pettigrew, Malcolm (Kelly) Pettigrew, Barbara (Dan) Gary, Christoffer (Niki) Lehnherr, Abby (MacKenzie) Hardt, and great-grandmother of eight. Barbara is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Barbara was preceded in death by parents Milton and Irma Hambly, and brothers Les, Lee and Steve Hambly.

Barbara was a practicing nurse for over thirty years. She worked in a variety of specialties including labor and delivery, general hospital floor nursing, same day surgery, doctor’s office settings and volunteering with hospice.

Barbara had an artistic eye that could be seen in many ways. She spent countless hours making and maintaining her outdoor gardens, these included koi ponds and her iris and daylily flower beds. She was frequently creating things like pottery, stained glass artwork and cooking excellent food. Barbara also had a passion for songbirds and she kept numerous bird feeders throughout her gardens; she had a particular affinity for hummingbirds.

Over the years with her husband Steve, they enjoyed doing many activities together, including traveling, cross-country skiing, camping, kayaking, fishing and hunting. It was a well known fact that Barbara was the best shot in the family.

Barbara passed away on February 18, 2024 at the age of 87. A Celebration of Life service will be held at West Chester Presbyterian Church (8930 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, OH 45069) on Saturday, February 24 starting at 10:30am; visitation will begin at 10:00am. For family and friends that are unable to attend, the Celebration of Life service will be live streamed at the link below.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to your favorite charity.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Saturday, February 24, 2024

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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