Ida "Kay" Shipp, 68, Floral City, died March 14, 2013, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Elkins, W.Va., Kay was born to John and Emily (Smith) Louk and returned to this area in 1995 from Overland Park, Kansas. She was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church and enjoyed arts, crafts and floral arranging.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 46 years, Walter L. "Walt" Shipp, Floral City; two children, Walter Shipp Jr. of Floral City and "Paula" Mitcham, of Inverness; her father, John Louk of Perry; two sisters, Sharon Nisler of Georgia and Donna Buchner of California; four grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Hunter, and Shelby.
There will be a viewing and visitation at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Monday, March 18, 2013, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. when the funeral procession will depart for Hills of Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Mary Gestrich will conduct graveside services at 11:30 a.m. Following graveside services, there will be a celebration of life service conducted by Pastor Gestrich at 12 p.m., at the Floral City United Methodist Church followed by a reception in Hilton Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus County.