Martha E. Shipe

August 07, 1943 - July 29, 2021

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Sunday, August 01, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Sunday, August 01, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Monday, August 02, 2:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Martha E. Shipe, 77, of Ashley died Thursday, July 29, 2021, with her family at her side at the home of her son.

She was born August 7, 1943, in Union City, Michigan to J. Harold and Lucille (Gwinn) Peck.

On March 7, 1964, in Union City, she married Donald D. Shipe. He preceded her in death on February 24, 2018.

She retired from Pent Inc. in Hudson after 17 years.

Mrs. Shipe was a member of the Cedar Lake Church of Christ, a 50-year member of the Ashley Order of the Eastern Star where she was a past Matron, and a past member of the Ashley Lions Club.

Martha was passionate about doing all types of crafts. She loved helping the community of Ashley any way she could. She always enjoyed camping and going to the lake house on Golden Lake. But, for her, family was always first and she dearly loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Dean (Shelley) Shipe of Ashley; a daughter, Diane (Scott) Hines of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, Nick (Emilia) Shipe, Laurie (Kyle Muncy) Shipe, Brandon Thews, Bradee (Jake) Brindley, Chloë (Alex Harman) Hines, and Chase Hines; and nine great-grandchildren, Raylin Akey, Hartley Akey, Brooklyn Hines, Brayden Hines, Bentley Hines, Ayden Jones, Adelaide Shipe, Collette Shipe, Kenna Brindley, and one on the way.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chelsea Hines; a great-grandson, Boston Hines; a sister, Margaret Gates; and a brother, Robert Peck.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson with Pastor Brian Wilcox officiating. Private burial will be at Circle Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday, August 1, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday. An Eastern Star service will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the Ashley OES or Cedar Lake Church of Christ.

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Deb VanDyne
August 2nd, 2021 3:44pm
Pleasant Lake

What a lovely video of your mom's life!! She was a very special lady!! She was a dedicated wife and mom. See you family together in picture warms my heart. Diane you were so fortunate to have your mom be your best friend. I always saw that when you were together. I couldn't make it to the calling, (we were out of town). You have been in my thoughts and prayers. love ya, Deb (Shuie)

Mr & Mrs Donald Goeglein
August 1st, 2021 1:41pm
Fort Wayne, In.

Finally at peace, Golden Lake will never be the same . Comfort and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

Cheryl Peck and Nancy Essex
July 31st, 2021 1:55am

She was a kind and loving woman and a gentle soul (although she did try to electrocute me with the electric fence when I followed her around too much.) I am sorry for your loss, but I have no doubt she is watching over you.

Rebacca Ely
July 30th, 2021 8:17pm
New Haven, IN

Deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sorry for your loss.

Denny Winebrenner
July 30th, 2021 8:04pm
Sacramento California

So sorry for your loss, we sure enjoyed her and Don as lake cottage neighbors, they always made us feel welcome, she made the best macaroni salad

Lynn M Peck-Collins
July 30th, 2021 3:36pm

Martha was a such a shining star in so many lives. Our best Dean & Diane, you guys had the gift of 2 wonderful parents! cuz Lynn & Steve

Randy Grear and April Huffman
July 30th, 2021 2:53pm

Rest in peace beautiful lady! May god hold you and lay his lovinh hands on you. My prayers and love and hugs to you Dean and all the family.

Kyle Foreman
July 30th, 2021 4:30am

May u Rest in Peace,Prayers for all family members ,such a sweet lady ,she will be missed

Deb and Gary Smith
July 30th, 2021 1:08am
9730 Town Rd. Bellevue, Mi

Wishing you comfort and peace through this terribly sad time. Martha was a wonderful woman and I know how much you will miss her. We love you!

Janean Danca
July 29th, 2021 9:56pm
Mattawan, Mi

Gone but never forgotten. Love, Janean, Lee and family

Deborah Kressley
July 29th, 2021 9:38pm

God to an other angel home

Deborah Kressley
July 29th, 2021 9:36pm

God to an other angel home.

Penny Stump
July 29th, 2021 8:55pm
Hudson, IN

My deepest condolences to the entire Shipe family. Martha was one of the nicest ladies I ever knew. She will be greatly missed by many.. 👼🙏❤