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OBITUARY - LILLIAN PAULINE (GREEN) SHIPPY

Lillian Pauline SHIPPY, age 94 of Lamoni, Iowa, daughter of Elmer James and Rhoda (LOVELL) GREEN, was born May 20, 1906 on her parents' farm south of Kellerton, Iowa in Ringgold County and died August 30, 2000 at Lamoni Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Lillian attended Ridgeway Country School near Kellerton.

On March 21, 1936 she married Duane David "Dee" SHIPPY. Lillian and Dee farmed near Kellerton. They later farmed at Cainsville, Missouri for 12 years. Lillian worked side by side with Dee on the farm.

Lillian and Dee moved into Lamoni and resided in Autumn House. They cared for Rose Hill Cemetery, and Lillian helped with the mowing. Lillian was with Dee wherever he went.

Although she had no children of her own, Lillian cared for 200 babies in the Kellerton, Mount Ayr, and Lamoni area. Lillian stayed in the mothers' homes before and after the births to help in any way needed.

Lillian liked to crochet and made many afghans. She was also a marvelous cook. Lillian and Dee enjoyed traveling to the Green family reunions in Canton, Illinois.

Lillian was a member of the Kellerton Christian Church and was the oldest member on their books.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Owen GREEN; and sister Mary SONCRANT.

Lillian is survived by her husband of 64 years, Dee SHIPPY of Lamoni; two sisters, Merle STONE of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Cleo GRANT of Phoenix, Arizona; many nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2000 at Slade O'Donnell Funeral Home in Lamoni with Elders Bud ATWOOD and Henry BOLLINGER officiating. Attending the funeral were Max STONE of Omaha, Nebraska, Hazel STONE and Jim and Kathryn STONE of Diagonal and Merle STONE of Mount Ayr.

Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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