Obituary of Lois Shipman
Bedford – Lois Chastain Shipman, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born October 19, 1922 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Jesse and Etta (Freed) Chastain. She married Paul Shipman on July 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2017. She began her work career at Ellison Abstract & Title Company in 1941 and remained there until 1948. She worked as secretary of Albert J. Fields from 1956 until 1966. She then worked as secretary to John C. Owens and Associated from 1966 until her retirement in 1982. Lois and her husband, Paul, spent seventeen winters in Florida after his retirement in 1983. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.
Survivors include a son-in-law, Walter L. Nation, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Mikki McDonald and husband, Victor, of Indianapolis; a grandson, Jeremy Nation and wife, Rebecca, of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Myra Shipman, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Terrilou Shipman Nation; five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, February 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Per her request, no flowers are desired. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.