Detta Mae Chapman
Date of Birth
September 2, 1934
Trenton, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 8, 2020
Ashland, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, July 13, 2020 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Rosary ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at St. James Cemetery ~ Trenton, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designation.

*The funeral will be live streamed on the Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Detta Mae Chapman, 85, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  She was born September 2, 1934 in Trenton, NE to Ross and Josephine (Berger) Hawkins.  Detta graduated from high school in Trenton, NE and then taught country school for one year in a one room school house.

On August 1, 1953, Detta was united in marriage to Thomas Chapman at St. James Catholic Church in Trenton, NE.  She worked several retail jobs through the years and she worked at Washington County Bank in Blair for about 10 years.  Detta also taught kindergarten in England while Thomas was stationed there.

She always enjoyed her grandsons and her great-grandchildren.  Detta was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chapman; sister, Delores Porter; and brother, Don Hawkins.

She is survived by sons, Don (Tracy) Chapman of St. Peters, MO and Sterling (Mary) Chapman of Murdock, NE; grandchildren, Chad (Stacie) Chapman, Ross (Angela) Chapman, Kyle Chapman, Nick (Whitney) Chapman, Matt Masonbrink and Clay (Jaclyn) Chapman; great-grandchildren, Rocco, Kaia, Nolan, Burke, Emmett, Audrina, Paisley, Cruz, Abby and Waylon; sister, Dottie (Jeff) Hoffman of Beatrice, NE; brother, Dwayne “Duke” (Jean) Hawkins of Melbourne, FL; many other family members and friends.

Condolences for Detta Mae Chapman
  1. Jolene Wagner
    • July 9, 2020 - 4 years ago

    My prayers to Detta’ s family. Such sad news. Detta was a member of our auxiliary and we all enjoyed her so much! She always had good stories to tell about her and Tom’s experiences throughout his military times. Always a smile on her face. She will be missed!! Her and Tom are now on a new, everlasting journey together.

  2. Gary and Leslie Krings
    • July 10, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Detta Chapman Families,
    Saddened to hear of your Loss.
    Although our conversations were brief,I found Detta to be a compassionate,caring lady.Having to loose her so close to Tom is sorrowful.I have’nt been able to Volunteer at Ox-Bow with the Pandemic.
    May your memories be your strength in the days ahead.
    Peace and Prayers
    Leslie Krings
    St.Croix Volunteer

  3. Gene & Mary Roncka
    • July 10, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Our prayers to the family on hearing of Detta’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to all. We have always enjoyed the company of Tom & Detta and talked with Detta when we were at OxBox just after Tom’s passing and when Gene & I were in the Memory Care at OxBox. So sad, such a great lady. Will miss them both & keep the memories.
    Blessings, Gene & Mary Roncka

  4. Mike Lafferty
    • July 11, 2020 - 4 years ago

    Peace be with you! Prayers and condolences to all Aunt Detta’s family. A great lady and now reunited with a great Uncle in heaven. God bless you all!

  5. Anonymous
    • July 13, 2020 - 4 years ago

    We loved Tom and Detta. Detta was such a Sweet person. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Kathy and Charlie Williams
    • July 13, 2020 - 4 years ago

    We loved Tom and Detta. Detta was such a Sweet person. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

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