UTICA — A funeral service for Horace Shipman, of Utica, will be held Monday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 4427 Marion Road NE, Newark, with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Horace died Sept. 14, 2011, at Heartland of Centerburg. He was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Eddison to the late Albert J. and Minnie (Clark) Shipman. He was a member of North Side Church of Christ, World War II Army veteran. Horace retired from VanWey Sand and Gravel.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary JoAnn (Ashburn) Shipman of Utica; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jane Shipman of Mount Vernon, James “Jim” and Connie Shipman of Dresden, Steven and Patsy Siegfried of Witchita Falls, Texas, Jerry “James” Siegfried of North Carolina, Lawrence and Sherry Shipman of Mount Vernon, Paul Shipman of Utica, and Horace “Buzz” and Donna Shipman of Mount Vernon; daughters and sons-in-law, Royce “Tootie” Smith of Mount Vernon, Janet Sue Thompson of St. Louisville, Jeannie White of Utica, Laurie and Douglas Diggins of Utica, Denna and Fred Mick of Utica; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law, Avon and Margaret Shipman of Ashville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne L. Shipman; two grandsons, Kevin D. and Gary L. Root; brothers, Kenneth and Arthur Shipman; and sister, Margaret Webb.
Friends may call Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Visit http://www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family.
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