Wilma Eva Shipers 1915 - 2005
Graveside services for Wilma Eva Shipers, 89, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Riverview Cemetery in Kiowa. Mrs. Shipers died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Sept. 27, 1915, in Hazelton, the daughter of James McKee and Eurettie Eva Sherk DeMint. She was a lifelong resident of Barber County before moving to Lawrence in 1998. She graduated from Hazelton High School.Mrs. Shipers was a homemaker and bookkeeper. She worked for Fisher Funeral Home in Kiowa for many years and also worked at JR Electric in Kiowa.She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter in Kiowa.She married Leo Martin Shipers on Aug. 21, 1938, in Fairview, Okla. He died in July 1993.Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Rose Peterson, Oklahoma City, and Eva "JO" Wallace, Lawrence; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel, where the family will receive them from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assn. or the Lawrence Wesleyan Church, sent in care of the funeral chapel.