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Opal Chapman
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1899
Death: Jan. 10, 1921


OBITUARY OF MISS CHAPMAN--The Death Angel came to the home of Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Chapman and took their only child left at home, Opal. She was born September 6, 1899 and died January 10, 1921, age 21 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was converted at an age of 15, and she lived the life that God would have her to live for there was naught against her. During all her illness she never complained about her suffering, but looked up with a smile. She called us in her room and wanted to know if all were there, then she asked us to kneel in prayer. She read her Bible and had it read to her until the morning of her death, ever trusting in the Great Creator for the guidance of her spirit. When the Death Angel came she called us in the room the second time and asked us to sing and pray, she helping sing some of the songs. How beautiful she looked lying on her snow white bed with all of us around her and her talking and telling us not to weep for she had a better home than this. Holding her hands at arm's length heavenward, saying in a clear voice and with a smile, she said, "The Lord is my shepard, I shall not want, though I walk through the valley of death, I fear no evil." The life she lived was most perfect in everything. She was laid to rest at No. 5 cemetery to await the resurrection morn.


IN REMEMBRANCE--Mission Temple Community has been saddened by its loss of a very dear Christian girl, Opal Chapman. We have missed her so much at Sunday School
during her illness. Opal was always ready and willing to do whatever she could for the cause of Christ. At Christmas time the Mission Temple Sunday School remembered her with a small gift. The message wrote and sent to the S. S. reflects her beautiful Christian character. Below is a copy of the message:

To the Mission Temple Sunday School: Words cannot express what I felt upon receiving the gift from my dear friends. Not the gift so treasured, but the gift of love. I hope you prosper with your Sunday School and PYPU and I would like so much to help. Bidding you all a long bright life. I remain forever faithful.--Opal

We must not grieve, for our loss is her gain. She told her relatives not to grieve for everything was so bright and beautiful, that there was no sting of death for her. She talked Sunday afternoon and asked for songs, starting some herself. She also asked all to kneel in prayer she didn't forget those who were out of Christ. She called them to her bedside and asked them to promise to meet her in a better world. May those who promised to meet her not
rest till they have found peace in their souls. Despite the sorrow of relatives and friends, she never wept but wore a smile till the last. Everything that loving hands and medicines could do was done but she had to go. The only way now that we can show our love for her is by trying to live a spotless life, a life of sunshine and a life for Christ as she lived. 
Family links: 
  Calvin Morgan Chapman (1852 - 1939)
  Eliza Madera Bryan Chapman (1861 - 1946)
  Ralph Hoyt Chapman (1881 - 1956)*
  Ethel Ava Chapman Matlock (1883 - 1956)*
  Opal Chapman (1899 - 1921)
*Calculated relationship
Cemetery Number 5
Wright County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Angie
Record added: Jun 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11139213
Opal Chapman
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- Angie
 Added: Jun. 7, 2011

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