Katherine Ruth Chapman of Freeman, Missouri was born October 14, 1950 in Fort Lewis, Washington the daughter of Willis Charles and Margaret Jean (Dowie) Wheatley. She departed this life on Friday, April 6, 2018 at her home near Freeman surrounded by the love of her family at the age of 67.
In August of 1967, Katherine was united in marriage to Oather Chapman in Tacoma, Washington.
Katherine was employed as a truck driver for Bashas Supermarkets in Chandler, Arizona until her retirement. She enjoyed riding horses, painting and playing her guitar. Katherine was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had lived in Chandler, Arizona and Garden City, Missouri before moving to Freeman.
She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret.
Katherine is survived by two sons, Charlie L. Chapman (Kerri), Adrian, Missouri, Kasey L. Chapman (Jamie), Freeman, Missouri; a daughter, Patricia L. Efurd, Lane, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Monika (Kevin), Nicholas, Aaron, Bryer, Samantha, Cassandra, Hailey and Braydon; two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Jessica; her father, Willis C. Wheatley (Jean), Apache Junction, Arizona; two sisters, Connie Boyd and Mary Basha both of Apache Junction, Arizona; one brother, Bill Wheatley of Tacoma, Washington; and other relatives and a host of friends.
No services are scheduled. Cremation has be accorded.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri.