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Lewis Shipley, 82 - March 15, 2017

Lewis “Doc/Lou” Shipley, 82, of Arnold passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Gothenburg Health.
Memorial services took place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Monday, March 20, with the Rev. David Boyd officiating.
Shipley was born Dec. 27, 1934, at Dora, MO, son of Al­Fonso and Martha (Freeman) Shipley.
He married Delores Price on Nov. 8, 1953, at Fairfax, MO. To this union, four children were born.
Shipley was employed as a mechanic for numerous years and enjoyed working on cars, according to family members. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, tending to his garden and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, AlFonso and Martha; a son, Lewis “Butchie” Shipley, Jr.; a daughter, Peggy Jo Ellison; four sisters—Lorene Driskell, Maxine Hale, Ella Mae Hunter and Lola Weller; three brothers—Al Shipley, Jr., Lee Shipley and Johnny Shipley.
Survivors include: his wife, Delores Shipley of Arnold; his two daughters—Nancy (Matt) Vickers of Arnold and Christy (Tim) Knapp of Fort Worth, TX; five granddaughters—Lisa (Jay) Lindholm and Travi Franssen, all of Gothenburg, Valerie (Ray) Ferris of North Platte, Brynn (Nicole-Friend) Geiser of Omaha and Robbin Knapp of Fort Worth; three grandsons—Rudy (Trish) Vickers of Arnold, Jed (Ali) Geiser of Gothenburg and Mike (Jenna) Knapp of Fort Worth; great-grandchildren—Tracyjay (Allison), SkyeAnna and Rhett Lindholm, Alex and Evan Geiser, Emilee and Michon Franssen, all of Gothenburg, Drake, Clayton and Camden Ferris of North Platte, Maddix and Khloe Knapp and Zoann Boller, all of Fort Worth, Drew, Charli and Hudson Vickers of Arnold; three great-great-grandaughters—Charlee and Ali Lindholm of Cozad and Jaylynn Lindholm of Gothenburg; sister-in-law, Alice Shipley of Yerington, NV; a brother, Sonny (Glenda) Shipley-Homan of Yerrington; two sisters—Treva Peterson of Sanger, TX, and Linda Lee of Fernley, NV; special friends, Joe and Cheryl Fisher of North Platte.
Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Oncology Center and the American Heart Association.