Obituaries, etc. - Andrews, Viola Carrie, 1873-1964

Rites Friday for Viola Shippey, 91

Services will be held Friday [May 8, 1964] at 2 p. m. at the Reeves-Dow funeral home for Mrs. Viola Shippey, 91, who died on April 28 [1964] at Stanwood, Wash.

Mrs. [S]hippey is a former resident of Tabor and also had lived in the East Liberty neighborhood north of Malvern. She was a member of the Free Methodist church of Everett, Wash.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Zook of Everett, Wash., Mrs. Myrtle Wolkins of Sidney, Mrs. Dorothy Huntsman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Grace Durkee of Tacoma, Wash.; five sons, Ralph of Canby, Minn., Melvin of Salem, Ore., Albert of Marysville, Calif., Elmer of Huntington Park, Calif., and Paul of Anchorage, Alaska; 28 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and three great [great] grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Source: Tabor beacon (Tabor, Iowa). Vol. 83, no. 20 (May 6, 1964), p. [1], Rites Friday for Viola Shippey, 91.

Obituary of

Mrs. Viola Shippey

Mrs. Viola Shippey, daughter of Albert and Dorothy Andrews, was born in Linn County, Iowa, Aug. 16, 1873. She was married to Rufus Shippey, May 25, 1890. To this union were born 12 children; Ruth, who died in infancy, Stella and Mrs. Goldie Frieze lived to adulthood. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Zook, of Everett, Wash., Mrs. Grace Durkee, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Myrtle Wolkins, Sidney, and Mrs. Dorothy Huntsman, Las Vegas, Nevada; five sons, Ralph, Canby, Minn., Melvin, Salem, Ore., Albert, Mary[s]ville, Calif., Elmer, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Paul, Anchorage, Alaska; 32 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Shippey lived on farms in Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. Leaving the farm near Canby, Minn., in 1914, they moved to Tabor to give their children the benefit of a Christian education in the Missionary Bible School. After Mr. Shippey's death in 1944, Mrs. Shippey made her home with Hazel and family for more than 14 years. She went with them to Oregon in 1947. When health permitted she made frequent visits with other members of the family. Because of declining health, most of the last six years were in nursing homes in Salem and Silverton, Ore., the last eight months in the Josephine Sunset Home, Stanwood, Wash., where she died April 28, 1964 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Shippey became a devout Christian early in life, was faithful in church attendance and in keeping her growing family in Sunday school and church. She became a member of the Free Methodist church in 1947, transferring her membership to the five Free Methodist churches, pastored by Rev. Zook while in Oregon. Since moving to Washington her membership was transferred to the Everett Free Methodist church.

Services were Friday [May 8, 1964] at 2 p. m. at the Reeves-Dow funeral home with the Revs. Leroy Zook and Norman Durkee officiating.

Pallbearers were Cyril Wolkins, Charles Smeltzer, George Durkee, Frank Sawyers, Gerald Aughe and Everett Wolkins.

Interment was in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Source: Tabor beacon (Tabor, Iowa). Vol. 83, no. 21 (May 13, 1964), p. [2], Obituary of Mrs. Viola Shippey.

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Shippey, 90, a former Tabor resident who died April 28 [1964] at Stanwood, Calif., were held Friday, May 8 [1964], 2 p.m. at the Reeves-Dow funeral home conducted by Rev. LeRoy Zook of Everett, Wash., assisted by Rev. Norman Durkee. Burial was at Mt. Zion cemetery, southeast of Tabor.

Survivors include four daughters, five sons, 28 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Source: Sidney argus-herald (Sidney, Iowa). Vol. 47, no. 46 (May 14, 1964), p. 5, Tabor news.

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