Ruby M. Chapman

UPDATED: There will be a live stream for service.

 Ruby Marie Chapman of Persia, Iowa passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Elmcrest Senior Living Community in Harlan, Iowa. She was 92 years old. Ruby was born on July 8, 1928 to Gertrude (Jones) Jarvis and William Jarvis in Persia, Iowa. Ruby was united in marriage to Lowell Chapman on January 22, 1953 in Omaha, Nebraska. She became a teacher and taught several years in Logan and some country schools in the Persia area. Ruby loved living on the farm. Having three children, Cheryl, Kathy, and Rick, and many chores to do kept her very busy. She was a hard worker. She was known to love flowers, sewing, and going to church. Ruby and Lowell belonged to a dance club in Missouri Valley years ago. They loved dancing together and have many friends that remember sharing those memories with them as well. Ruby and Lowell also loved traveling and vacationing with their family and many friends.

Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and William Jarvis; daughter, Kathy Benes, son, Rick Chapman; two brothers and two sisters (Harold, Donald, Viola, and Loretta); and nephew, Arvon Jarvis.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Lowell Chapman of Persia, Iowa; daughter Cheryl Bergman (Garry) from Clive, Iowa; grandchildren, Steven, Sarah, and Shari; great-grandchildren, Caiden, Sarah, and Hailey; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Ruby will be Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa | 215 N 4th Ave.

There will also be an hour to visit before the funeral service on Monday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, followed by the service. 

Funeral Service will be on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery in Persia, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

In Loving Memory of Ruby M. Chapman

Born~July 8, 1928~Persia, Iowa

Entered into Rest~December 10, 2020~Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service~Monday, December 14, 2020 11:00 a.m.~Logan Memorial Chapel~Logan, Iowa

Officiating~Kirk Parsons

Music Selections~“In the Garden”~“Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Vocalist~Rick Powell

Pall Bearers~Jim Ausdemore, Raymond Bruck, John Honeywell, Lenny Newland, Rick Newland, Rick Olsen

Place of Rest~Valley View Cemetery Persia, Iowa


  • Alan Anderson Posted December 10, 2020 6:54 pm

    Such a sweet lady many will miss

  • Ron Bruck Posted December 11, 2020 8:14 am

    The Nick Bruck Family sends their heart felt condolence to Lowell and his family. We know this is a extremely sad time with the lost of Ruby. Lowell you and Ruby have always and continue to be a vital supporter of activities in Persia. Ruby rest in peace.
    The Nick Bruck Family
    Ron Bruck

  • Jack & Kris Stamp Posted December 11, 2020 4:50 pm

    Prayers for you all during this most difficult time.
    Jack & Kris Stamp & family

  • AliceLouise(Gilliland)Mulder Posted December 12, 2020 3:43 pm

    Dear Lowell and family, Remembering my first babysitting job ever alot of years ago! Saw you both at the Clay County Fair way back when and growing up in Persia.deppest sympathy to you all.

  • Jennifer Ruckman Posted December 13, 2020 2:57 pm

    Dear Lowell and family. I’ll never forget the caring loving woman that Ruby was. You all have meant so much to all of us. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ‐The Ruckman kids.

  • Clarence Busch Posted December 14, 2020 11:40 am

    Lowell, we know how hard it is to say goodbye to a loved one . we cry with you. Our prayer for you and Kathy is Lord, give me strength . Love, Sonny & Dottie

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