Dorothy Louise Chapman, 91, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland passed away at her home on November 3, 2023. Dorothy was born in Madison, Kansas to Louis Arthur and Rosemary Geske Marinhagen. She grew up on the family farm with her siblings Evertt, Mildred Nunn and Viola Taylor. It was here that she found her love of sewing and gardening and making the best homemade bread. She always had her beautiful flowers around her and enjoyed them every day that she graced us with her presence.
Dorothy and her late husband, Spike operated an appliance and HVAC business for many years in Upper Marlboro.
In her later years she found great comfort in her miniature dachshunds, her constant companions.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her late husband, Spike Mannie Chapman and is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Bowles Kane, Debra Bowles Chapman and stepdaughter, Laurie Fox. Her grandchildren include Sheila Kane Zeltt, Robert Chapman, Jr, Raymond Kane, III, Joseph Fox, and Jennifer Solis. She also had 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
The family will receive friends at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736 on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm where a Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 pm in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at St. Barnabas Church Cemetery, 14111 Oak Grove Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.