Ruth Schade Chapman

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Ruth Schade Chapman

December 13, 1935 - September 09, 2018

Ruth Schade Chapman, 82, of Cumberland died on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Warrenton, Va., from complications of a stroke she suffered 5 weeks earlier.
Born Dec. 13, 1935 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Albert L. Schade and Edith J. (Riley) Schade.
She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ronald E. Chapman; and a sister, Kathryn Pellerzi.
Ruth was a graduate of Allegany High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master's degree from Frostburg State University.
Ruth was a teacher in Allegany County for 38 years, teaching 3rd and 4th grades and retiring as a Reading Specialist.
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, having served on the Church Council and the Worship & Music Committee.
Survivors include her two daughters, Laura Brashears and husband Duane, Arnold, Md. and Ellen Allen and husband Robert, Sumerduck, Va.; two grandchildren, Nina Brashears, and fiancé, Justin Franklin, Charlotte, N.C., and LT J.G. Mark Brashears, and fiancé, Karin Schultz, Virginia Beach, Va.; her sister, Marjorie Pierce, Centreville; and, several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m.
The funeral service will be held at St. Luke's Lutheran Church on Sunday, Sept.16, 2018 at 10 a.m. with the Reverend David Wright officiating.
Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1601 Frederick Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Published on September 12, 2018
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