Alice "Mona" Chapman

Alice Ramona “Mona” Chapman, 86 of Galena, IL passed peacefully with family Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Galena, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel of Galena, IL is assisting the family.

Mona was born September 9, 1930 in Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Harold and Helen Mooney. Mona was united in marriage to Chip (Dale) Chapman August 9, 1948 and he preceded her in death May 6, 1978. She lived a full life and was well-known and loved by her family and community as a kind woman who enjoyed cooking, music, gardening and spending time giving through her church. With her gentle and loving spirit, she brought smiles to all of those who had the pleasure to surround her.

Surviving are her nine children: Rick (Mary) Chapman, Steve Chapman, Brigid (Ken) Ellerbach, Kevin (Julie) Chapman, Rodney (Deborah) Chapman, Megan (Gene) Sproule, Paul (Ronda) Chapman, Cara (Roger) Middendorf and Kris Chapman; two brothers, Maury (Kay) and Tom Mooney; 19 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Jeanne Mooney-Norton; and a sister in-law, Carol Mooney.

Her joyous soul can be commemorated through contributions to the American Heart Association at “Those who love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day - unseen, unheard but always near... still loved, still missed, and very dear.”

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