NORTH WEBSTER — Delta Marie Shipley, 90, Warsaw, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Lake City Place, Warsaw.
She was born July 2, 1927, in Silver Lake, to George Peter and Elta Cleo Parker Baker.
She graduated in 1945 from Claypool High School and on July 5, 1946, in Silver Lake, she married Robert L. "Bob" Shipley, who preceded her on Jan. 23, 2004.
She moved to the Warsaw/North Webster area in August 1958 from Claypool. She was a homemaker and retired from Sears in Warsaw after 32 years.
In her retirement she enjoyed gardening and crafts. She sold her crafts, flowers and vegetables at the Warsaw Fairground Farmers Market for many years. She was known as "Crafty Bake" and sold thousands of crocheted "scrubbers."
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Webster, where she formerly served as a nursery/Sunday school teacher for many years, and attended the Church of God in North Webster.
She is survived by four daughters: Claudia (Ron Longyear) Brown, Leesburg; Ginger (Max) Beer, Milford; Kimera Zink, North Webster; and Melisa (Jay) Van Sickle, Leesburg; a son, Ronald (Cathy) Shipley, Leesburg; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Gloria Shipley, Leesburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Phyllis Sittler; and brother, Donald Baker.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Burial will take place in the Mock Addition of North Webster Cemetery.
Memorials to Great Lakes Hospice, 334 Enterprise Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.
To send condolences to the family in Mrs. Shipley's memory, visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Robert Lee Shipley
1924–2004 (m. 1946)
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