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Ruby L. (Hadaway) Chapman

January 2, 1928 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 91)

Salem-Ruby L. Chapman, 91, of Salem, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital.  Ruby was born January 2, 1928 in Wells, VT the daughter of the late George and Lena (Batease) Hadaway. 

She attended school in Rupert, VT and had worked at the Red Mill in Arlington, VT.  She then worked at Sherwood Medical in Argyle for 25 years until she retired.

Ruby was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church; she enjoyed going for walks with her husband and loved being with her family and attending family gatherings.  Ruby enjoyed cooking, watching the Hallmark Channel and loved anything red.  She enjoyed watching birds and listening to Country Western Music, especially Jonny Cash.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Howard D. Chapman, Jr. who passed away May 22, 2019; sisters and brothers-in- law, Dorothy & Fred Kingsley, Mildred & Ralph Salerno and Lillian & Jess Martin; a brother, Ira Hadaway.

Ruby is survived by her children, Howard (Valerie) Chapman, III of Granville and Wilson (Carley) Chapman of Fort Edward; a sister, Georgia Bebee of West Rupert, VT.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Janice (Evan) Slichko of Whitehall, Billie (Joshua Westin) Chapman of Ticonderoga, Mark (Megan) Chapman of Winchester, CA, Jamie Gay of Albuquerque, NM; step-grandchildren, Scott Cayes of Colbrook, NH, Tyler (Ashley Marie) Cayes of Corinth; great grandchildren, Jessica Bruce, Ricky Bruce, Brittney LaFountain, Rebecca Manning, Brooke Westin, Katherine Chapman, Mark Chapman, II, Bradley Chapman, Patti Rose Gay & Jonathan Gay.

A calling hour will be from 9:30 – 10:30 am Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Broadway, Salem.  A funeral service will follow at 10:30 am with Rev. Natalie Bowerman officiating.

Interment will be at the Wells Cemetery in Wells, VT.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ruby may be made to the Salem Vol. Fire Dept., P.O. Box 449, Salem, NY  12865.


Donations may be made to:

Salem Vol. Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 449, Salem NY 12865


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