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Thursday February 25th, 2021
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Ina Chapin

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Ina Lee Chapin, daughter of James Eldon & Oleeta Mae (Weese) Scott, was born April 11, 1939 at Gentryville, MO. Ina grew up between Gentryville and Albany. She attended Albany High School and graduated with the class of 1957.

Ina was united in marriage to Neil Fletchall in 1957. To this marriage two daughters were born: Della Mae and Elizabeth Marie. Ina was a gifted musician who played the guitar in younger years and the piano throughout her life. She played at venues in St Joseph, MO and played with the Everly Brothers in their early years. Ina worked at the Cap Factory in Stanberry, MO, and Places Store in Albany. She later worked at the Clinton Motel, the Mount Ayr Community School before a 23-year career at the Ringgold County Hospital. She retired as the Purchasing Director. In 1989, Ina married Glen Swank. They resided in Tingley, IA. They enjoyed their time together attending model airplane shows. In 1998, Ina married Butch Chapin. They played music together and beginning in March 2001, they operated the Midwest Country Music Theater in Redding, Iowa for 9 years. Ina and Butch enjoyed sharing their music with people over the years.

Ina was a loving wife & mother who was able to be at home as her girls grew up. She filled the home with love. Ina was an excellent cook and her homemade egg noodles, rolls and apple pie will be forever remembered. Ina was an excellent seamstress who could make everything from Easter dresses for her daughters to Barbie doll outfits for their Christmas presents. She always maintained a large garden and canned many quarts of strawberries. She set a great example of being a mother. She had a heart of gold and was universally loved. Her gentle spirit and soft touch will remain with all who knew and loved her.

Ina passed away February 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Richard Scott; and husbands Neil and Glen.

Those left to cherish and share her memory include her husband Butch Chapin of Redding, IA; daughters Della (Bryan) Pendegraft of Fulton, MO and Beth (Gary) Roder of Blooming Prairie, MN; two grandsons Billy (Carrie) Egly of Auxvasse, MO and Drew (Chalsea) Roder of Lake Mills, IA; seven great grandchildren Desirea (Ryan) Brewer, Amber Egly, Gavin Egly, Adrienne Egly, Gracie Roder, Jeneva Roder, and Peyton Roder; one great great granddaughter Addilynn Brewer; step-son Beau Connely and step-granddaughter Lillie; sister-in-law Jennifer (Monroe) Sawatzy; cousins, other relatives and friends.

Open visitation will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA on Thursday, February 25 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 26. Burial will follow in the Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, MO. A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later. Family asks that masks be worn, and social distancing observed. The services will be live streamed via Ina Chapin’s obituary at www.armstrongfh.com.   

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.

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We are sorry to learn of Ina's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

I enjoyed listening to you and your wife playing music and attend the group called Jesus n one . You will be missed by many . Ina always had a happy smile with butch .in Christ name Buddy n Carolyn Hall

Buddy Hall Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Ina she will be missed a lot. She had some very special God-given talents!
I remember as kids when she would come to my house and I had a playhouse she loved to make mud pies in my play dishes and then I would have to clean them up but when I went to her house and played in her Playhouse it was always so neat and nice we couldn't make mud pies. we really had a good time together though I will cherish the many memories I have as we were kids; unfortunately we didn't get to see each other much after we grew up but those memories will be forever in my mind.
Praying for the family that God will give you peace and comfort.

Yvonne Colbert (cousin) Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

Della and Beth, I am so sorry to hear that your wonderful mother, but she is in the arms of the Lord, just like Jack is. Joni and I got out old pictures on Jacks birthday. So many of the Christmas cookies we made, the trip to Wyomingso many wonderful memories. God bless.

Jean Yearous Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM

Butch, we are so sorry to hear this. She was a very special person. It was such a blessing meeting you two when you lived in Mt Ayr next to my uncle. I always loved listening to you two when you had your band. Ina sure make some lovely music come out of her keyboard. I bet everyone in heaven is getting to enjoy it now. They received quite an Angel.

Deb and Gary Saville Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

What a special tribute to a truly kind, loving lady. She was easy to love and will be greatly missed. She will live forever, in my memory.
Heartfelt prayers for you and all of her family. May almighty God surround you with His perfect peace and comfort all of you, with his love, as you navigate through the coming days. Though she is in heaven, she is with you still. Sending love to you, old friend

Pam Bauer Flanagan Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

We are both so sad to see this Butch. Ina was one of the nicest people we had ever met. If you need anything give us a call.

Don and Diane Feb 21 2021 12:00 AM