Ruth E. (Bentley) Chapman, age 92, of Gibson St., North East, PA, formerly of Ripley and Westfield, NY, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Twinbrook Medical Center in Lawrence Park, PA. Ruth was born at home on January 29, 1921 in Ripley, NY the daughter of the late Grove and Laura (Sinden) Bentley.
A resident of North East since 2007, she had previously resided in Ripley, NY until 1974 when she and her husband moved to Westfield. Chapman was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been employed at Lord Mfg in Erie, PA during the 1940's. Ruth was a dedicated home maker who enjoyed cooking, sewing and raising her family. She was an accomplished quilter and enjoyed bowling with her husband well into her 80's.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edgar B. Chapman, whom she married on June 8, 1946, two sons: Dennis (Jackie) Chapman of Ripley, NY and Ronald Chapman of Erie, PA. Ruth was the grandmother of Michael (Kimberly) Chapman of North East, and Andrew Chapman of Jamestown, NY. She is further survived by her four Great Grandchildren, Kody, Sophie, Grayson & Tucker all of North East, PA. She was preceded in death by her sister, Edna McKillip, and by her four brothers, Everett, Wayne, Ross and Ford Bentley. A private burial service was held in Quincy Rural Cemetery, Ripley, NY. Memorials may be made to The Ripley Hose Co., 11 So. State St., or to the Ripley Free Library, 64 W. Main St., both in Ripley, NY 14775. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Chapman family a message of sympathy
Ruth E. (Bentley) Chapman