Morgan Enlow Shipman
SHIPMAN Morgan Enlow Shipman, of Worthington, died unexpectedly on December 4, 2008, at Dublin Methodist Hospital. He was 75. Born and raised in the small west Texas town of Seminole, the fourth of five children, Morgan earned his bachelors and law degrees from the University of Texas. He practiced as an associate with the law firm of Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C., from 1958-1963 and again from 1968-1969. He served as Special Counsel in the Office of Program Planning of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1963-1965 and was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Law School from 1965-1968. For more than 35 years, Morgan was an acclaimed law professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, where he was named the school's "Outstanding Professor" of the year on five different occasions. In 2004, former students created a scholarship at the college in his honor. From 1980 to 1997, Morgan served part-time Of Counsel to the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus. Morgan was widowed in 1982 by his wife, Christie Armstrong. He is survived and missed greatly by two daughters, Claire and Susannah; three grandchildren, Hugo, Dashiell and Della; and his beloved longtime companion, Jill Ensminger. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High Street, Worthington, OH, where family will receive friends one hour prior to service. There will also be a memorial service at 4 p.m. the same day, at the Moritz College of Law, Saxbe Auditorium, 55 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH, followed immediately by a reception. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to the Morgan Shipman Scholarship Fund. Donations to the fund can be sent to the Moritz College of Law, c/o Jeff Hilperts, 55 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Condolences to family may be sent to
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My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. So sorry the news about your father. Bexley
Michael Polster
January 3, 2009
Morgan Shipman

Professor Morgan Shipman, our loved one is gone, but we won't forget, his smile, his laugh, his face, his grace, the good times, the bad times, the fears, the tears, and his wonderful knowledge and wisdom.

When someone we love passes away, we ache, but we go on; our dear Professor Shipman would want us to heal, not mourn. I have to keep telling myself that he is looking down upon us saying please don’t cry, be strong, because growing old isn’t for wimps!

I know grief is a normal way to mend the anguish and pain in our hearts; but I know I as well as others will need time to remember and time to mourn, before the recovery starts, so let's draw together to recuperate, as we go through this period of sorrow; let's help each other, with tender care to find a brighter tomorrow.

Morgan If we could bring you back again, for one more hour or day, we’d express all our unspoken love; we’d have countless things to say. If we could bring you back again, we’d say we treasured you, and that your presence in our lives, in my life, meant more than anyone would ever know. If we could bring you back again, to tell you what we should, you’d know how much we miss you now, and always.

I know you’re in a better place right now; all your pain is gone; you’re now at rest; nothing will trouble you anymore.

Professor Shipman is someone who is truly a blessing from God; someone whom was a beloved mentor to literally thousands of people. Morgan was full of compassion, love and understanding. Morgan did and always will hold a very special place in my heart! I loved him dearly and enjoyed every bit of working with him on a professional and personal level. He was like a grandfather to me, and I feel very blessed to be able to have encountered a relationship with such a wonderful man! Professor Shipman, We loved you well!

One thing for sure I know I will reconnect with you at the end of life’s road!

Love Always and Forever Malako and Malik!
December 10, 2008
Susannah and Claire,
My heart was both grieved and joyful at the news of your father's passing. Grieved for those who will never have an opportunity to meet him- joyful that he is now uncovering facts for the most important case he will ever study. As a former student of his, I am grateful for the privilege of recalling his wit and humor. He often admonished us that was, "God is in the details." Now the teacher of Law has met the Lawgiver. Oh, joy unspeakable!!!!
Joy Montz
December 9, 2008
I've always enjoyed and rec'd such great pleasure seeing Mr Shipman out walking about our little neighborhood esp if we were to share the common welcome & good tidings for each other. I made extra efforts to introduce my girls (children) to him and then proceed to bore them w/stories from my childhood and that big beautiful house on Hartford.

My heart goes out to you, Susannah, and Claire on your loss. We'll miss him greatly yet remember him always.

Please stay in touch - don't hestitate to call/write. Peace.
Rose Hallam Vidmar
December 9, 2008
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