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Ronald Bruce ChapmanPassing: August 7, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, August 13th @ 3:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, August 13th @ 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Fairview Cemetery

Monday, August 13th

MITCHELL – Ronald Bruce Chapman, 46, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 8, 1972, in Bedford, he was the son of Gordon Richard Chapman and Rosemary (Miles) Chapman.  He married Katie Dawn Thomas October 1, 2001.

Ronald was employed 19 years at Foamcraft.  He was a member of White River Bowhunters and enjoyed hunting and collecting trains.

Katie Chapman of Mitchell
Melissa Louise Chapman
Kaci Dawn Chapman
Robert Clifton Chapman
Rosemary (Barry) Elliott of Mitchell
Charlotte Chapman of Orleans
Joseph Chapman of Mitchell
James Chapman of Orleans
Stephanie Hicks of Elizabeth
Regina Baggett of French Lick

His father preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert C. Courson, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jen | New Jersey
    Date: August 18, 2018
    Dear Katie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of RB. I know there is pain in your heart right now. Please know that God cares about you and "is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit", (Psalm 34:18) He knows your pain, and promises that there will be a resurrection so we can see and hold those we have lost again (John 5:28,29). My deepest sympathies to you and the whole family.
  2. Guest: Dick Yerington | Owensboro, KY
    Date: August 15, 2018
    Katie, I am so sorry for the loss of RB. He was a very good employee during my time at Foamcraft. He went way to early. God’s peace and mercies be with you and the children. Dick Yerington
  3. Guest: Diane Craig | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 14, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss. If you ever need to talk please let me know. I know exactly what you are going through.
  4. Guest: Donna (Clifton) Villarreal | Mitchell, IN 47446
    Date: August 14, 2018
    Rosemary, Barry and Family my prayers are with you.
  5. Guest: Elaine Rile | Bedford
    Date: August 14, 2018
    I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my prayers.
  6. Guest: Debbie Hall | Paoli, In 47454
    Date: August 13, 2018
    Rosemary and family..so sorry to hear this..prayers to you all..RIP ..Ron..you were a great young man❤..heaven has an angel ❤
  7. Guest: Kim Tolbert | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: August 10, 2018
    So sorry, Joe Joe! I will be thinking of you in the days ahead.
  8. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services | Bedford, Ind.
    Date: August 10, 2018
    We are all so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Becky Garriott | Bedford
    Date: August 9, 2018
    Words can't even express how much we will miss RB. As an employee he was always ready for the next challenge and seen it through. One of the most dedicated employees I have seen. What I will miss the most though is the friendship we developed over the years. The 4pm production meeting will not be the same. My prayers are with you and your family Katie.
  10. Guest: Curtis D. Elliott | Goshen, Indiana
    Date: August 9, 2018
    It is with a sad heart we offer our condolences to RB's family. I met him during a brief stint of filling in for Becky, at Mitchell, and found him to be a very typical Foamcraft employee, extremely loyal. We have lost a good one and it saddens us deeply. To the Chapman family; the Northern Indiana Foamcraft team offers our prayers and support in this very difficult time and we Pray that God will undergird you and give you strength to endure your pain and loss.