Services for Eileen M. Shippy, 73, of Canby, who died Wednesday, June 8 , at her home, were held Saturday, June 11, 1994, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marble Lutheran Church, rural Canby. Pastor John Trom officiated.
Duane Hogie sang "Come Ye Disconsolate," "Friends" and "Wings as Eagles." The congregation sang "Amazing Grace" and "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." Julie Hogie was organist.
Casketbearers were Eileen's children and their spouses. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Eileen Mavis Anderson was born May 20, 1921, in Fortier Township, Yellow Medicine County to John and Olive (Nelson) Anderson. She moved with her family to a farm east of Porter in 1928 and in 1931, they moved to a farm in Marble Township, Lincoln County.
She was baptized and confirmed at the Marble Lutheran Church, and attended rural school District 26. She and Wayne R. Shippy were married on November 6, 1938, in Marshall. They farmed in Marble Township until December of 1979, when they retired and moved in to [sic] Canby.
Shippy was a lifelong member of Marble Lutheran Church and the WELCA. She was active in the Lincoln County Extension Club and was a 4-H leader. Her enjoyments in life were bowling, fishing, collectibles, baking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne of Canby; daughter: Marilyn A. (Dennis) Sorenson of Chula Vista, Calif.; four sons: Donald V. (Terry) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Dale E. (Rosemary) of Ivanhoe; Dennis E. (Kathy) of Kittery, Maine; and Daryl G. (Judy) of Graceville; 17 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; sister, Burna Pries of Ruthton; and two brothers: William Anderson, Canby; and LeRoy Anderson of Porter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters: Etta Olson, Myrtle Pries and Ardis Meyen.
Source: Canby news (Canby, Minn.). Vol. 115, no. 51 (June 15, 1994), p. 5A, Obituaries, Eileen M. Shippy.