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Washington Times-Reporter - Washington, IL
  • Obituary: Max B. Shipley, 84, of Washington

  • WASHINGTON—Max B. Shipley, 84, of Washington, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 at Washington Christian Village.
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  • WASHINGTON—Max B. Shipley, 84, of Washington, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 at Washington Christian Village.
    Born on Sept. 17, 1928 in Thurman, Iowa to George R. and Rachel (Buhr) Shipley, he married Jacqueline Blumel on Sept. 4, 1950 in Nebraska City, Neb. She survives.
    Also surviving are one daughter Susan (Dan) Weick of Morton and two grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by one sister Charlene Shipley.
    He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
    In 1953, he graduated from Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb. In 1987, he retired from CILCO after twenty years of service. He was a mechanic and a surveyor. He was a lifetime member of Society of Automotive Engineers.
    He also played in the minor league farm system for the New York Yankees.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.
    Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
    Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Washington.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Threads, Hope & Love in Washington or to American Red Cross.
    A memorial website may be found at www.deitersfuneralhome.com where online condolences may also be sent to the family.

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