Bertha L. Shipman
Bertha L. Shipman
  • November 2, 1925 - January 30, 2018
  • Illinois

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Bertha "Bert" Shipman, 92, of Peoria, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2018. Bert was born on November 2, 1925, in Peoria, IL to parents Joseph and Mary (Tokin) Mrezar. She married Ray Shipman on February 23, 1946.
She is survived by her three children; two daughters, Jolene Christie and Rhonda Diehl, both of Peoria, IL; one son, Bruce (Linda) Shipman of Oakland, CA; and seven grandchildren. Bert was preceded in death by her parents and four siblings (3 brothers and a sister) and her husband of 67 years.
Bert graduated from Peoria Manual H.S. in 1943 and went to work in retail until she chose to raise her family of three children. After her children left home, she and Ray traveled extensively both before and after his retirement from Caterpillar in 1983.
She was a member of First Federated Church until well into her later years.
A private service for family will be held at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Entombment will be at Parkview Cemetery in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum.
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