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Ralph J. Shipley

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Shipley Ralph J. Shipley, 86, of London, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in his residence. Born February 17, 1931 in West Jefferson; he was a son of Dewey and Nora (Miller) Shipley. A lifelong farmer; Ralph had also been a manager at a London fertilizer plant and warehouse manager at UAW in Lilly Chapel. An avid hunter and fisherman, who loved Long Lake in Alpena, MI; he had also driven a bus for Fairfield Schools, years ago. Survivors include his loving and devoted partner, Susan Goodan-Dyson; children, Gary Shipley (Brenda West), Rebecca (Greg) Shipley-Arnott and Shari (Jerry) Mahon; grandchildren, Jacob Mahon, Justin Mahon, Mollie Arnott, Jeremy Mahon and Brandon West; brother, Raymond Shipley; sister, Reba Bricher; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan (Johnson) Shipley, son Rick Shipley, an infant daughter, brother Robert Shipley and sister Rowena Palmer. A celebration of Ralph's life is being planned for a later date. The family suggests memorials in Ralph's name be sent to www.pelotonia.org/molliearnott. The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St, London, where online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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