Millicent M. “Milly” Chapman, 80, of Humboldt, passed away at her home in Humboldt on Thursday, January 12, 2023, following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 29, 1942 in Iowa City, the daughter of Donald W. and Juanita L. (Crump) Boswell. She was raised and educated in Humboldt. She studied photography in Ames and made that her life passion. She was united in marriage to Michael Chapman on April 22, 1972 at the Congregational Church in Humboldt. The couple made their home in rural Humboldt and she worked as a certified nurse’s aide and did photography from her home. She was instrumental in funding the For Dogon project in West Africa. Milly especially enjoyed animals, stray cats and dogs, horses, sheep and chickens and enjoyed gardening. She collected tea pots and Native American dolls.
She is survived by her husband Mike of Humboldt, her daughters Shawnene (Abdina) Lougue of Phoenix, Arizona and Charity Ann Chapman of Ankeny, two grandchildren Michael Chapman and Souleymane Lougue. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Phyllis Delle, Norma Murphy and Donna Busko and her niece Debbie Zeman.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th and visitation will be from 12:00 noon until service time at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service in Humboldt. Burial will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moffitt Animal Shelter.