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Clara Dorothy Benkendorfer Shippey
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1910
West
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 2011
Burleson
Johnson County
Texas, USA

Clara Dorothy Shippey, 100, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 590 NE McAlister Road, Burleson. Interment: Burleson Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Burleson.

Memorials: Clara's memory may be honored with a gift to the Operating Fund of First United Methodist Church of Burleson.

Clara was born Nov. 1, 1910, in West to Lewis and Emily Benkendorfer. She was the next to the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters. She had been a resident of Burleson since 1950. Clara had been a teacher, a secretary at Lockheed (Convair) and office manager for Electrolux for many years.

She will continue to be loved by her family, her church family and many, many friends.

Clara was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ross, in 1995; son, Don Ross Shippey Sr. in 2010; and baby daughter, Emily Ann, in 1941.

Survivors: Daughter, Beverly Jan Adkins and husband, Rufus, of Burleson; daughter-in-law, Susana Shippey of the Philippines; grandchildren, Scott Adkins and his wife, Cindy, of Fort Worth, Chris Adkins of Burleson, Beverly Waldrep and husband, Joe, of California and Don Ross Shippey Jr. of the Philippines; and great-grandchildren, Courtney Adkins of Crowley, Ryan and Jarrett Adkins of Burleson, Lauren Adkins of Fort Worth and Chloe and Wesley Waldrep of California. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wilhelm Ludwig Benkendorfer (1863 - 1953)
  Emilie P. Fritz Benkendorfer (1871 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Ross Shippey (1911 - 1996)
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis William Benkley (1892 - 1980)*
  Marie A Benkendorfer Luco (1896 - 1978)*
  Otto Henry Benkendorfer (1898 - 1976)*
  Walter Carl Benkley (1905 - 1994)*
  Eric Paul Benkley (1907 - 1999)*
  Clara Dorothy Benkendorfer Shippey (1910 - 2011)
  Alvin H. Benkendorfer (1913 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burleson Memorial Cemetery
Burleson
Johnson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BamaChick
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63802378
Clara Dorothy <i>Benkendorfer</i> Shippey
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Clara Dorothy <i>Benkendorfer</i> Shippey
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Clara Dorothy <i>Benkendorfer</i> Shippey
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Rest in peace, sweet friend. You will be missed.
- Lena B.
 Added: Jan. 6, 2011
 
 
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