JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Ida SHIPLEY Dies At 102; One Of Two Oldest Residents 

28 Jan 1975 

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. 

submitted by Janice Staples 
16 May 1997 
 
 
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