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.
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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.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Mar. 16, 2013