Delores Lorene Shipley, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 2, 2020 at Gothenburg Health in Gothenburg, NE.
She was born December 22, 1935 in Fairfax, MO, daughter of Dillard Allen and Mildred Lorene (Brickey) Price. She grew up in Fairfax, MO and was baptized at the age of 6. She graduated from Fairfax High School.
Delores married Lewis Shipley on November 8, 1953 at Fairfax, MO; to this union four children were born. They moved to Yerington, NV in 1967, to North Platte, NE, 1977, to Arnold, NE. They then moved to Fairfax, MO in 1985 and back to North Platte, NE in 1991 and back to Arnold in 2014. Thru the years, Delores worked in Sales at Department Stores, Woolworth, WJ O’Conners and Walmart.
She enjoyed watching her grandkids, great grandkids and great great grandkids in activities and growing up. She loved collecting angels and was a member of the Presbyterian church.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Matt) Vickers of Arnold, Christy (Tim) Knapp of Fort Worth, TX; grandkids Lisa (Jay) Lindholm, Rudy (Trish) Vickers, Travi (Randy Connell) Franssen, Robbin Knapp, Jed Geiser, Valerie (Ray) Ferris, Mike (Jenna) Knapp, Brynn (Nicole Clark) Geiser; great grandkids Tracyjay Lindholm, Skye (Jovi) Wear, Rhett (Bella) Lindholm; Drew, Charli, Hudson Vickers; Emilee and Michon Franssen; Zo-Ann Boller, Alex and Evan Geiser, Clayton Vickers, Drake and Camden Ferris, Maddix, Khloe, Jaxon Knapp; great great grandchildren children Charlee and Ali Lindholm, Decklynn and Laklynn Wear and Jaden Franssen; special Friends, Joe & Cherly Fisher; two sisters, Wanda (Don) Thaden of Waco, TX, Sharon (Charley) Jones of Tarkio, MO and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
Delores was preceded in death by husband, Lewis “Doc” Shipley in 2017, son, Lewis “Butchie” Shipley Jr., daughter, Peggy Jo Ellison, mother, Mildred Lorene Price, father, Dillard Allen Price and her in-laws Alfonzo & Martha Shipley.
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Boyd officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Callahan Oncology Center, American heart Association, Arnold and Gothenburg Fire and Rescue Departments.