Ida SHIPLEY Dies At 102; One Of Two Oldest Residents
Mrs. Ida SHIPLEY, at age 102 and six months one of the two oldest
residents of Jefferson county, was dead upon arrival at 11:35 p.m. yesterday
at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Mrs. SHIPLEY was horn on July 28, 1872 in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood
of Jefferson county. Mrs. Sarah SUMMER, a resident of Hickory Grove Manor
Nursing Home, was born the same day in the same neighborhood, and the two
ladies remained friends throughout their lives. Mrs. SHIPLEY lived with her
daughter, Mrs. Cora FLANNIGAN, at 900 Conger Ave., and in her later years
occupied herself making quilts as a hobby, threading the needle herself.
Ater injuring her hip some years ago, she walked with the aid of a walker.
Mrs. SHIPLEY was married to Frank SHIPLEY, who preceded her in death.
Three of her eight children, Mrs. FLANNIGAN, Arthur FRAZIER, of Plainfield,
and Mrs. Beulah STOVER of Mt. Vernon, survive. She is also survived by 16
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and many great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist church.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning.
28 Jan 1975
Submitted by: Janice Staples
16 May 1997