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Ina Chapin

April 11, 1939 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 81)

Obituary

Masks are required at the visitation & funeral

The funeral will be live streamed on Friday.

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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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Funeral Service


Services

Open Visitation Without Family Present
Thursday
February 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Funeral Service
Friday
February 26, 2021

10:00 AM
Armstrong Funeral Home
205 West Monroe St
Mount Ayr, IA 50854

Burial
Friday
February 26, 2021

Allendale Cemetery
4th Street
Allendale, MO 64456

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