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Rosemary (Chapman) Dunaway

FARMINGTON — Rosemary (Chapman) Dunaway of Farmington passed away October 15, 2018, at Camelot Nursing Center at the age of 83. She was born September 17, 1935, in St. Louis and was raised in Irondale by her grandparents, the late Elbert “Eb” and Lena (Martin) Chapman who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bill Landon Dunaway and her son, Darrel James “Jimmy” Shoemake Jr.

Rosemary was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; volunteered at Parkland Hospital; and was a past member of the Farmington Rotary Club. For many years she was employed at Cozean Memorial Chapel as a secretary and a funeral director. Rosemary loved her family, friends and life in general

Survivors include her five step-children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her cousin, Charles Chapman, who was raised as a brother, and her best friend of more than 70 years, Ruth Stevens.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Leadwood Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St Vincent De Paul, 404 E. Liberty Street, Farmington, MO 63640, the Farmington Ministerial Alliance, 4331 Showplace Drive, Farmington, MO 63640 or St Joseph Catholic School, 501 Ste. Genevieve Avenue, Farmington, MO 63640. View the online obituary and share your condolences at



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