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Delta Marie Shipley, 90, of Warsaw, IN passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday May 17, 2018 at Lake City Place in Warsaw, IN. She was born on July 2, 1927 in Silver Lake, IN to George Peter & Elta Cleo (Parker) Baker.
She graduated in 1945 from Claypool High School and on July 5, 1946 in Silver Lake, IN she married Robert L. “Bob” Shipley who preceded her on January 23, 2004. She moved to the Warsaw / North Webster area in August 1958 from Claypool. She was a homemaker & retired from Sears in Warsaw after 32 years. In her retirement she enjoyed gardening and crafts. She sold her crafts, flowers, and vegetables at the Warsaw Fairground Farmers Market for many years. She was known as “Crafty Bake” and sold thousands of crocheted “scrubbers.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Webster, where she formerly served as a nursery / Sunday school teacher for many years, and attended the Church of God in North Webster.
She is survived by:
4 Daughters –Claudia ( Ron Longyear) Brown of Leesburg, Ginger (Max) Beer of Milford, Kimera Zink of North Webster, and Melisa (Jay) Van Sickle of Leesburg
Son – Ronald (Cathy) Shipley of Leesburg
12 Grand, 29 Gt. Grand, and 1 Gt. Gt. Granddaughter
Sister Gloria Shipley of Leesburg
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister - Phyllis Sittler, and brother – Donald Baker.
Visitation will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Great Lakes Hospice, 334 Enterprise Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580.