James D. Shipley

September 14, 1939 - February 05, 2020

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Wednesday, February 12, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Wednesday, February 12, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


James D. Shipley, 80, of Rome City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his residence.

He was born September 14, 1939, in Anderson to Carl and Mary (Manuel) Shipley.

Mr. Shipley honorably served in the U.S. Navy.

On November 14, 1975, in Anderson he married Margaret “Peg” Wallace.

Jim was employed by Anderson Light and Power in Anderson as a lineman and retired in 1999 as a sub-station supervisor.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville, Rome City American Legion Post 381, Eagles Aerie #985 in Kendallville, Masonic Lodge #56 in Winchester, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, Murat Shrine in Indianapolis, and was a life member of AmVets Post #26. He was also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, SPEBSQSA.

Jim loved golfing, singing, and telling stories. As a social, people-person, he enjoyed visiting with friends at the American Legion. His faith was important to him, and he enjoyed going to church. He dearly loved his family and adored his wife. His contagious laughter will be missed.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret “Peg” Shipley of Rome City; a daughter Scotta (Jacob) Imbody of Edwardsburg, Michigan; a son, Sam Shipley of New Castle; four stepchildren, Beth Westgaard of Sarasota, Florida, Joe Glant of Warsaw, Troy Glant of Warsaw, and Mitch (Donna) Glant of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Kyle Carpenter and Kenzie Carpenter; and three step grandchildren, Myranda Glant, Delaney Glant, and Brooke Glant.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Rev. Jason Reed of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at the Leesburg Cemetery at a later date.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred donations in Jim’s memory are to Messiah Lutheran Church, 2955 E 700 S, Wolcottville, Indiana, 46795 or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60707. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Sherry and Larry Boram
February 12th, 2020 4:02am
Pendleton, IN

Peg, we send you and all your family our love at the loss of Jim. He was a treasured friend and classmate, truly one of the all time Good Guys.

Richard Whitaker
February 9th, 2020 11:51pm

So sorry to hear of his passing. Never worked directly for him but did work for Anderson Light & Power. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peg and the family. I'm sure he will be missed by many. He was a great person to be around. He always made you laugh.

Char Harris
February 9th, 2020 6:29pm
Pendleton, IN

Dear Peg, I am so sorry about your loss of Jim. I was really shocked to read this in the Herald this morning. I do know what you're going through and will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Jack Lane
February 9th, 2020 11:03am

Peg, So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Kathy Williams
February 7th, 2020 11:28pm
Middletown, Indiana

Peggy and family, my heart goes out to you all. I pay God gives you all the strength and peace to get you through this horrible time! I thank God for all our wonderful memories! Jim was a very special person and our true friend! God bless you all!

David and Wilma Puckett
February 7th, 2020 6:57pm
North Fort Myers, FL

We are so sorry for your loss.

John and Bonnie Falls
February 7th, 2020 2:42pm
Wolcottville ind

Peg John and I will miss that beautiful smile and I will miss his BIG HUG. The world has lost a great man. Our prayers are with you and your family

Izy&Scott Myers
February 7th, 2020 1:32pm
Avilla Indiana

Thinking of you Peg and Family. Prayers❤

cindi james
February 7th, 2020 1:31am

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had so much fun at the lake and have lots of fond memories of both of you.. You are in our thoughts and prayers.. Larry & Cindi

Shannon & Ruth Ann Monaghan
February 7th, 2020 1:05am
Pendleton, IN

We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Jim. We have many fond memories of Jim (and Peg) back during their days on Sylvan Lake! His stories, his singing, along with his jovial spirit & laughter will forever be in our hearts. Your family will be in our thoughts & prayers.

Bret and Angie Dove
February 7th, 2020 12:58am

Peg, We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was one of a kind and had a heart of gold. We have sooo many great memories of Shippers infectious giggle and sitting on your porch at Sylvan Lake listening to "Big Daddy from Cincinnati" tell his stories. God Bless!

Barbara McNulty
February 6th, 2020 11:21pm
Fort Wayne

Peg ,I am so sorry to hear about Jim passing.May God be with you and your family.

Tom and Jane Hulen
February 6th, 2020 10:18pm

Peg and family - we are so very sorry for you loss of Jim - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

Brenda Perry
February 6th, 2020 9:27pm
LaGrange, IN.

Peg, I'm sorry for your loss of Jim. He was a good man & He had so much Love & Respect in his ❤ for you. It really showed that YOU was the LOVE of HIS LIFE I could tell just the way he talked about you.. 🙏 🙏 Prayers for You & all Family Members .