Tuesday, July 31, 2012

James Harold Shipman 1936-1986

James Harold Shipman, son of James and Ida McKinley Wallis Shipman, was born in Camdenton, Missouri on January 25, 1936, and departed this life July 4, 1986 at his home in Richland at the age of 50 years.

“Harold” as he was known to his family and friends was manager for the Kroger Grocery Stores in the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas areas, for many years.  In 1972 he retired due to health reasons.  He has made his home in the Richland area for the past 10 years.

On August 25, 1982 he was united in marriage with Claudette Howlett.

Harold professed his faith in Jesus Christ in 1979, was baptized and became a member of the Loma Vista Baptist Church in Kansas City.  In January of 1983 he transferred his membership to the First Baptist Church in Richland, and has remained a member there.

Those surviving are his wife Claudette of the home; one son, James David Shipman of Lee Summit, Missouri; three daughters: Debra Carroll and Julie Shipman, both of Kansas City, Missouri; and Tamera Shipman of Butler, Missouri; three step sons: James Howlett of Liberty, Missouri; Russell Howlett of Waynesville, and Dan Howlett of Richland; one sister, Novelene Borgman of Richland; seven grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, July 6, 1986 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Roger Marshall officiating.

Music was provided by Rusty Shadel, soloist.

Burial was in the Freedom Cemetery under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapels.

Escorts were:  Harry Fox, Glenn Jones, Carl Lowery, J.M. Wallis, Clay Howlett, and Charley Long.

Honorary escorts were: Members of the Sunday School Class.

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