Mary Chapman, 78, formerly of Shawnee, passed away Dec. 29, 2017, in South Texas.

Mary Chapman, 78, formerly of Shawnee, passed away Dec. 29, 2017, in South Texas.

Mary was born to Anna and Urho Stein on April 29, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan. She spent many years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan before moving back to Detroit as a young adult.

She married Clifford Chapman on Dec. 21, 1957, and they remained a lifelong team, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary a week before her death.

Mary was a lover of books and could most often be found with a book in her hand. She also loved creating of any kind, whether it be sewing, needlework, or other crafting. She enjoyed the beach, where she and her husband retired, and enjoyed traveling in later years.

Mary is survived by husband, Cliff, of South Padre Island; daughters Karen and Bryan Annett of Oklahoma City, and Ann and Greg Cullison of Shawnee; grandchildren Peyton, Brayden, and ChloeAnn Annett, and Sadie Cullison and Sarah and Matt Monhollon.

There will be a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sunshine Haven Hospice Home, 7105 W. Lakeside Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78575 or Kindred Hospice, 410 N. Ed Carey Dr., Suite A, Harlingen, TX 78550.