Florence Lee Shipman, 77 of Mannsville, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, December 25, 2008 in Ardmore. She was born August 10, 1931 in Sadler, Texas to the late Frank Sam Short and Lillie Belle Phillips Short. Florence was raised in Ardmore and later lived in Houston,Texas. She married Alfred Leslie Shipman on May 28, 1960 in Lubbock, Texas. In 1997 she moved to Mannsville where she lived the rest of her life. Florence was a member of the Mannsville Baptist Church. She enjoyed hiking, antiquing, helping people and family.
She is survived by: Husband: Alfred L. Shipman; Mannsville, Oklahoma; sons: Ron Berry, Hackettstown, New Jersey, Les Shipman, Magnolia, Texas, Andy Shipman, Owasso, Oklahoma; 9 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; sisters: Betty Morrow, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Nona Riley, Claremore, Oklahoma, Mary Perryman, Pasadena, Texas; brothers: Frank Short, Collinsville, Oklahoma, Jim Short, Claremore, Oklahoma, Robert Terry, Duncan, Oklahoma.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, son; Billy Ray Howard and daughter; Tammy Lee Boyle.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Mannsville, Oklahoma. Mike McReynolds will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Mannsville Cemetery, Mannsville, Oklahoma. Services under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
Visitation will be at Watts Funeral Home in Madill, Monday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and family hour 7 to 8 pm.
Casket Bearers: Andy Shipman, Les Shipman, Ron Berry, Jimmy Short, Willy Short, Gary Short, James Morrow and Jake Read.