Marjorie Lois Shipp 87 of Maroa, IL went home to be with her Lord and Savior 11:36 AM April 6, 2017 at her family residence, Maroa, IL with her loving husband by her side.
Private family graveside services will be Monday, April 10, 2017 at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL with Pastor Nathan Shaulis officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, IL with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Harvest Community Church of Maroa, IL.
Marjorie was born October 4, 1929 in Little York, IL the daughter of Donald D. and Lillie M. (Sturdivant) Carpenter. She married Frederick W. Shipp September 3, 1949 in Havana, IL.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years: Fred Shipp, Maroa, Il.; children: Lois (Rickey) Cavender, Austin, AR, Frederick Shipp, Macon, IL, Lillie (Tom) Barker, Oreana, IL and Leon (Dana Fisher) Shipp, Macon, IL; grandchildren: Michelle (Jon) Spoor, Kasey (Adam) Elkins, Quentin Tombaugh, Joshua (Heather) Tombaugh, Nicholis Shipp, Jeffrey (Shelby) Barker, Jeremy (Jordan) Barker, Levi Shipp, and Katie Shipp, 12 great grandchildren and one due in September; brother: George (Irene) Carpenter and sister: Irma Burrill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Roy and Rueben Carpenter and many other loved ones.
Mom was a hard worker; she and dad, worked side by side to build the house they lived in since 1962. She loved to tend to her garden, orchard, and raspberry patch.
She loved to hang her laundry outside on the line and may have said a prayer for you on laundry day; as she had written the names of friends and family on her clothes pins. Also she liked to can, sew and quilt. In her younger years, she enjoyed hunting and fishing with her parents, brothers and uncle, Leon Carpenter.
She was a member of the Harvest Community Church of Maroa and a life member of the Decatur Quilt Guild.