Ethel M. Shippy, 99, Pana

Ethel Mae Shippy, 99, of Pana, died at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at First Christian Church in Herrick, with Paul Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery in Herrick Township. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Kennedy & Sons Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

Mrs. Shippy was born on Thursday, Feb. 13, 1913, in Leonard, Okla., the daughter of Frank Fred and Lillie Mae Cherry Smith. She married Raymond Rollie Shippy on Feb. 20, 1933, in Clinton; he preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughters, Shirley and her husband Rudy Buescher of Pana, Ilabelle and her husband Lowell Sarver of Herrick, and Louise and her husband Tim Rouse of Pana; and son, Rolland Shippy and his wife Brenda of Canyon, Texas.

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