Marian K. Shipley, passed away January 6, 2013, at the age of 91. Marian was born December 24, 1921, in Millcreek Township, Pa. She was the daughter of Anthony and Rose (Holtz) Krieger. Marian married Charles Shipley on July 26, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Erie, Pa. Charles preceded her in death on January 9, 1976. Marian was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a homemaker, a graduate of Academy High School in Erie, Pa.; was employed by Vaughn Seed, was an avid bingo player and enjoyed sneaking away to go fishing. Marian is survived by her children, Ellen (Carl) Radder of Dresden, N.Y., Diana (A.J.) Grubaugh of Elsie, Marian (Keith) Horsley of Ovid, Margaret (Charles) Becton of Belfast, Tenn., Charles Shipley of St. Johns, Ruth Brown of Flushing, John Shipley of Elsie, Alice (Bud) Knapp of Elsie, Nancy Shipley of Owosso, 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Florence Springer and Rose Welz, both of Erie, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Fred Krieger and sister, Alice Krieger. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ovid, Mich., with Fr. Raymond Urbanek presiding. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m., with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. at the Houghton Chapel of the Osgood Funeral Homes in Ovid. Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church of Ovid. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 8, 2013