Norma J. Disney Chapman

April 20, 1924April 28, 2021

Norma Jane Disney Chapman died on April 28, 2021, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston.

Norma was born in Crawford County, Iowa, on April 20, 1924, to Frank and Lelah (Noland) Kilcoin.

She attended grade school in Grant Township, Guthrie County graduated from Adair High School in 1942. From 1942-1945, Norma was a Cadet Nurse at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs. She received her Registered Nurse Degree and traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1945-46 for post-graduate studies in Obstetrical Nursing at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital.

Norma married in 1947 to Roy F. Disney at the St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines. Five children were born to this union. The family lived in Des Moines, and then Roy and Norma moved to West Des Moines in 1989. Norma worked at Mercy Hospital as an Obstetrical Nurse from 1946-1978 and then as a Patient Care Coordinator from 1978-2003. She began taking courses at Grand View College in 1979-1982, then transferred to Drake University and graduated in 1986. After Roy’s death in 1996, she returned to work at Mercy as a Nurse Liaison in the Surgery Waiting Room until 2000.

In 2000 Norma met and married Glenn W. Chapman.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Frank and Lelah, an infant brother, brothers Lynn and Larry Kilcoin, her first husband of 49 years, Roy F. Disney, and a grandson, Alan Leak, her second husband Glenn Chapman, daughter and son-in-law Margy and Chuck Leak.

Surviving are her children Mary Disney of Minnesota, Marcia (Dana) McNamar of California, Maureen (Keith) Griffiths of Colorado, and Mark Disney of Las Vegas, stepsons Jerry (Lynn) Chapman of West Des Moines and Curt Chapman of California.


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, May 3, 2021


Norma J. Disney Chapman

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