Daisy E. Chipman, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla., following a brief illness.
She was born March 30, 1919, in Iowa City, Iowa; the daughter of Harry and Neta Southwick Grout.
Daisy was a graduate of Sharon Center High School, and attended the University of Iowa. She married Carroll Chipman, Aug. 23, 1940, in Independence, Iowa. Daisy and Carroll farmed in the North Liberty area in Iowa, where she also drove the school bus and was a cook for Clear Creek Schools. They managed the Farm Service in North Liberty for many years. Daisy had a wonderful sense of humor, and treasured the time she spent with family. She was a gifted seamstress, knitter and cook; she was also an avid bowler and card player. Throughout the years Daisy and Carroll enjoyed camping with family and friends. Her memberships included the Whip-O-Will Club, and H2U in Florida.
Daisy is survived by children, Alan (Barbara) Chipman of Williamsburg, Iowa, Carolyn Matousek, and Arthur (Coleen) Chipman, both of North Liberty, and Cindy (Gary) Winters of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Doris Moore, and sister- in-law, Marilyn Grout, both of Kalona, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll; her son, Gary; her son-in-law, Danny Matousek; and siblings Lloyd Grout, Mae Sullivan, Earl Grout, and Edwin Grout.
Funeral services to celebrate Daisy’s life were held Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Lensing’s Oak Hill, in Coralville, Iowa. Burial was at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, the Daisy Chipman Memorial Fund has been established. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.