Kathleen Joy “Kay” (Best) Shipley passed away on Thursday, November 26th, 2020, at Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville. We are quite sure it was an amazing Thanksgiving 亚洲真人娱乐视讯homecoming in heaven on that day as she joined family and friends that have gone before her.
Kay was born to William Glen and Clara Esther (Bivin) Best on her grandparent’s (Alva and Myrtle Bivin) farm in rural Palmyra on September 2, 1930. Kay graduated from Palmyra High School in 1948. She married Harold Alson “Shorty” Shipley on September 5, 1948, at Blooming Grove Church in rural Palmyra.
Together they had three children, Kathryn Marie “Kathy” Whitehead, David Harold Shipley and Aaron Jay Shipley. Kay loved Jesus, her family, tole painting and fishing at Otter Lake. Kay was an active member of Blooming Grove Christian Church for most of her life. Among various jobs, Kay worked for Montgomery Ward, the Prairie Glove Company, Jubelt’s Bakery and Sunshine Manor Nursing 亚洲真人娱乐视讯home in Carlinville. She volunteered many summers as head cook for MacGomery Christian Service Camp in Rural Carlinville.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband and parents; her daughter Kathy and son-in-law Gary Whitehead; her brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Martha Best; and her brother-in-law, Loren Qualls.
She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Qualls and her brother Mick (Cathern) Best both of rural Palmyra; sons, David (partner Dav Murray) Shipley of Springfield and Aaron (Johnnette) Shipley of Carlinville; grandchildren, Joe (Lori Wells) Whitehead, Angie Whitehead- (John) Kern, Jim Whitehead (all from the Peoria area), Austin Shipley and Will (Emily Smith) Shipley of Carlinville and Sandra (Shawne) Copeland of Gillespie; as well as five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Public graveside services will be conducted on Monday, November 30, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Palmyra with Rev. Scott Bayles officiating. Memorials may be made to MacGomery Camp, rural Carlinville. Davis-Anderson Funeral 亚洲真人娱乐视讯home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.