Mary Chapman – Memory Eternal ✝ Vjecnaja Pamjat

The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Mary Chapman. Memory eternal.

Mary Chapman, age 98 (April 10, 1917 – September 11, 2015), passed away peacefully September 11th at the Crown Point Christian Village.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Ernest, mother, Diana Demich, father, Theodore Knezevich, 4 sisters, 2 brothers and step-father, Daniel Demich.

Mary is survived by her loving children: Karen (Robert) McFarland, Crown Point, IN, Randy Chapman, Lowell, IN, Joyce (Michael) Skolak, Hobart, IN and George (Laura) Chapman, Leigh Acres, FLA; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

Mary was a former employee of the School City of Gary, retiring after 24 years of service.

She was a long-time member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, the Circle of Serbian Sisters – Kolo Sestara.

Visitation will be Monday, September 14th, 4:00-8:00 p.m. with Pomen Service at 7:00 p.m. Burns Funeral Home, 10101 Broadway, Crown Point, IN, with V. Rev Marko Matic and V. Rev Bogdan Zjalic, officiating.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 15th, directly at 10:00 a.m. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery.

For further information please contact Savich & Semplinski Funeral Directors of Burns Funeral Home (219) 769-0044 or

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