SHIPLEY, Irma L. 1917-2015
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 5/12/2015 at 22:19:37
Irma Luella Gould Shipley, age 98, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be held at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Irma was born in rural Liscomb, Iowa on January 31, 1917 to her parents Lemert and Pearl Gould. She graduated from Albion High School in the Class of 1934. Irma was united in marriage to Melvin Shipley on October 12, 1935, together they farmed in the Clemons and Reinbeck area until 1980, when they retired and moved to Reinbeck. Irma was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women's Society. She enjoyed needlework and crafts and was an avid card player.
Irma is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Bill) Eckhart of State Center, IA, Marcia (Wayne) Fogt of Reinbeck, IA and Joyce Staker of West Des Moines, IA; son Larry Shipley of Toulon, IL; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Melvin, who died in 2005; brothers Earl and Percy Gould and her sister Velda Walter.
--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)
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