The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 8, 2014

Sleta Faye Shipman

DUENWEG, Mo. — Sleta Faye Shipman, age 78, Duenweg, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Duenweg, to Claude and Maudie (Wilson) Conrow.

Sleta was a homemaker most of her life. She did work as an administrative assistant for Cecil Brill Construction for a period of time. Sleta was a lifetime resident of Duenweg, and attended the First Baptist Church, of Duenweg.

She married Vernal "Red" Shipman on June 11, 1953, in Duenweg. He survives.

She is also survived by one son, David Shipman and wife, Starla, Carthage, Mo.; two daughters, Dini Donoho and husband, David, Duenweg, and Pam Powers and husband, Jeff, Duquense, Mo.; one brother, Earl Conrow, Saginaw, Mo.; one sister, Virginia Miksell, Duenweg; five grandchildren, Dustin, Devin, Danielle, Dakota and Chelsey; and two great-grandsons, Noah and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her parents and her long time friend and bingo buddy, Billie Bard.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at the First Baptist Church in Duenweg, with Pastor Greg Gooch and Randy Wilson, minister officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service.

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