Elizabeth E. "Libby" Chapman, a homemaker and former longtime Roland Park resident, died Sept. 23 at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson of complications from dementia. She was 100.
The daughter of Swepson Earle, author of "Chesapeake Bay Country," and Mabel Earle, a homemaker, Elizabeth Swepson Earle was born in Bel Air and raised in Roland Park.
After her mother's death, she was raised by her father and Georgia Earle, her stepmother.
After attending the Stuart Hall School in Staunton, Va., Mrs. Chapman worked during the 1930s and early 1940s as a buyer for the old O'Neill & Co. department store that stood on the southwest corner of Charles and Lexington streets.
She was married in 1942 to Samuel Vannort Chapman, a lawyer, who died in 1992.
She was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church, Roland Avenue and Oakdale Road, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 10.
Mrs. Chapman is survived by her daughter, Clare Fisher of Pasadena; a sister, Louise "Weddie" Crockett of Pasadena, Calif.; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.