Delores Lorene Shipley

Delores Lorene Shipley

Delores Lorene Shipley, 84, of Gothenburg died Sept. 2, 2020 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg. She was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Fairfax, Missouri, daughter of Dillard Allen and Mildred Lorene (Brickey) Price. She grew up in Fairfax and was baptized at the age of six. She graduated from Fairfax High School.  

Delores married Lewis Shipley on Nov. 8, 1953, at Fairfax. To this union four children were born. After several moves between Nevada, Nebraska and Missouri, the couple moved to Arnold in 2014. Through the years, Delores worked in sales at Woolworth, WJ O’Conners and Walmart.  

She enjoyed watching her grandkids, great-grandkids and great-great-grandkids in activities and growing up. She loved collecting angels and was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Matt) Vickers of Arnold, and  Christy (Tim) Knapp of Fort Worth, Texas;  grandkids, Lisa (Jay) Lindholm, Rudy (Trish) Vickers, Travi (Randy Connell) Franssen, Robbin Knapp, Jed Geiser, Valerie (Ray) Ferris, Mike (Jenna) Knapp and Brynn (Nicole Clark) Geiser; 18 great-grandkids; five great-great-grandchildren; special friends, Joe and Cherly Fisher; two sisters, Wanda (Don) Thaden of Waco, Texas and Sharon (Charley) Jones of  Tarkio, Missouri, and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

Delores was preceded in death by husband, Lewis “Doc” Shipley in 2017; son, Lewis “Butchie” Shipley Jr.; daughter, Peggy Jo Ellison; mother, Mildred Lorene Price; father, Dillard Allen Price; and her in-laws, Alfonzo and Martha Shipley.

Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Friday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Boyd officiating. Memorials may be given to the Callahan Oncology Center, American Heart Association, Arnold and Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Departments.