St. Johnsville - Wanda June Chapman, 55, of St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2023, at home with her loving mother Hester by her side. Shortly after Pastor Tom and Karen Jones and her two longtime friends Carlina and Rachael came to be by her side.
She was born on June 6, 1967, in Clinton, Connecticut the daughter of Hester (Mitchell) Chapman and the late John Chapman. Wanda was a graduate of Barnstable High School, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, class of 1986.
Miss Chapman was a United States Army veteran, enlisting on October 1, 1996, and was honorably discharged on September 20, 2002, with the rank of SPC. Wanda was an active member of the VFW Post 3275, Fort Plains, NY. She also was a member of the American Legion Morris J. Edward Post 168 in St. Johnsville, NY.
Wanda was last employed at Helmont Mills in St. Johnsville. Previously she worked at Cumberland Farms Convenient Store in St. Johnsville for 17 years. Wanda became a mentor and friend to many. She called them all “her kids”.
Survivors include her mother and best friend, Hester Chapman of St. Johnsville; a brother, John Harold Chapman, II and wife Mary of Amsterdam; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a great niece, Cambrii Grace.
She was pre-deceased by a sister, Rachel Chapman on June 4, 2007, and her father, John Chapman May 8, 2002.
Wanda’s battle with cancer was not an easy one. She endured so many setbacks, but always had a positive attitude. Always looked for all the good in life.
All her journals that she posted in Facebook ended with “Lovin’ life with Mom”. Her Facebook friends enjoyed all Wanda’s photos that she would call “Her Pretties”.
Life will be a tad bit empty without her smile and grace that touched the hearts of those that knew her including her Facebook friends.
“Catch you on the other side George, Love Ralph”
A celebration of Wanda's life will take place on Friday, February 24, 2023, at 11:00 am from the Bethesda Christian Fellowship Church, 34 S. Division St., St. Johnsville with Reverends Tom and Karen Jones officiating. Burial at Fountain Hill Cemetery, Deep River, Connecticut with full military honors accorded will take place at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY.
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