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Betty Shipley

June 15, 1935 — April 8, 2018

Betty Shipley

Obituary for Betty Shipley

Betty J. Shipley, 82, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.

Betty Joe was born on June 15, 1935, in Fairfax, Missouri, the daughter of Charles R. and Nellie A. (Stewart) Slemp. She was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs. Betty attended school in Rock Port, Missouri, graduating with the Class of 1953. Following high school, she worked various jobs in the Tarkio, Missouri, area for a couple of years before making Council Bluffs home in 1961.

In 1955, she was united in marriage to Orville Campbell. Three children were born to this union: Rose, Joseph and Bonny.

In 1968, she was united in marriage to George Worrall. In the late 1970’s they moved to the Atlantic area. While living in Atlantic she worked at the Hawkeye Café, until it closed; she then started with the Atlantic Care Center for several years. Later, she cooked at Willow Heights in Atlantic, until she had to retire due to her failing health. During her retirement she did small jobs and whatever she could to help others.

In 1994, she was united in marriage to Ronald Shipley in Atlantic. The couple loved to work in their large flower and vegetable gardens. She was an avid animal lover and her dogs and cats meant the world to her. In her younger years she enjoyed riding horses and fishing. Time inside was spent putting puzzles together, coloring in adult color books, and spending time doing anything involved with cooking.

Betty will be deeply missed by her husband, Ron Shipley of Atlantic, IA; daughters, Rose Campbell of Atlantic, IA, and Bonny Campbell of Mitchell, NE; grandchildren, Jay (Michelle) Stuetelberg of June Lake, CA, April Campbell of Council Bluffs, IA, and Misty (Thomas) Ginapp of Afton, OK; great-grandchildren, Jordan Grandgeorge, Desire Stuetelberg, Micah Stuetelberg, Jordan Campbell, Jayden Campbell and Emmalee Costanzo; brother, Bill (Arlene) Slemp of Sturgeon, MO; step-children, Tina Mitchell of Springfield, MO, Kari (Mark) Lachacz of Grimes, IA, and Jenny (Charles) Hart of Miami, OK; step-grandchildren, Jacob, Madison and Kyleigh Lachacz of all of Grimes, T.J. Ford of Grimes, and Kelsey Ford of Miami, OK; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lonnie (Elizabeth) Shipley of Ankeny, IA, and Sondra Brenizer of Norwalk, IA; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nellie Slemp; son, Joseph Campbell; sister, Anna Mae Short; and brother-in-law, Ron Brenizer.

Visitation with the family present will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Roland Funeral Home. Cremation will take place following the visitation, and no formal service will be held. Burial will be held at a later date in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for designation at a later date.

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Betty Joe Shipley

June 15, 1935 ~ Fairfax, Missouri

April 8, 2018 ~ Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 82 Years, 9 Months, 24 Days

1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Roland Funeral Service ~ Atlantic, Iowa

“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
“The Dance” by Garth Brooks
“My Way” by Elvis Presley
“Happy Trails” by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans

Goodbye My Love

I just wanted to say I Love You before I say goodbye.
I want to hold you in my arms and let you cry.
I know you’ll do it anyway when I say goodbye .
We’ve shared many joys and many more heartaches than people know,
but now I must say goodbye my love,
it’s time for me to go. When you see the snow,
you’ll realize why you finally had to let me go.
For someday, you’ll have to say goodbye too,
and once again it will be just you and me.
When once again we’ll set under the old shade tree,
for everyone to see. So when I say goodbye don’t cry,
just look for me in the sky.
When you see a star it’s just the gleam in my eyes.
You’ll always have my love, it will never say goodbye.
It will be in your heart, in your life, in all you do or say.
I had to say I Love You one more time before I go away.
So goodbye my love until we are once again together as one.

I LOVE YOU, Ronald E. Shipley

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