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Mary Lou Chipman

Mary Lou Chipman
    Mary Lou Chipman, nee Hanners, of Steelville, Missouri was born February 27, 1929 in Hornersville, Missouri to John William and Mary E. Angel Hanners and passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 5 days.


    On January 27, 1951 in Leachville, Arkansas, she was united in marriage to Charles D. Chipman and to this union four sons were born.
    Mary Lou and Charlie came to the Steelville area in 1957 and purchased an interest in C&C Auto Parts, an auto supply company.
    Mary Lou was an active member of the Steelville First Baptist Church since 1959, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was the church treasurer for 14 years. She was also active at the food pantry for several years. She enjoyed reading, counted crossstitch, making quilt tops and gardening.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Hanners; a grandchild; and one brother, Dean Hanners.   
    She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles Chipman of Steelville, Missouri; four sons, Mike Chipman and wife Barbara of Forsyth, Missouri, Terry Chipman of Wesco, Missouri, Randy Chipman and wife Judy of Tucson, Arizona and Patrick Chipman and wife Yaxi of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; one sister, Mattie Sue Hanners of Owensville, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Kevin Farr officiating. Special music of “Softly and Tenderly,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace” was sung by Hal Rhea and accompanied by Connie Rhea on piano.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
    Casket bearers were Kent Howald, Kenny Killeen, Wayne Pollitte, Randy Pollitte, Jason Chapman and Russell Tarvin.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.