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Dorothy F. Shipe, 93

JAN. 9, 1919-MAY 20, 2012

May 22, 2012

Dorothy F. Shipe, 93, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at her home.

Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Jefferson County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Robert Nathaniel Carpenter and Viola (Turner) Carpenter.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

Mrs. Shipe loved her church, family, town and her cats.

She is survived by one daughter, Arbutus C. Curvey and husband, the Rev. Paul H. Curvey, of Limerick, Pa.; granddaughters, Kimberly Palmer and husband, Eugene, of Clear Spring, Md., and Stephanie Seward and husband, Jeffrey, of Smithsburg, Md.; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Lauren Seward and Emily Seward; great-great-granddaughter, Sophie Grace Palmer; and one brother, Elliott Carpenter of Bunker Hill, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Osborne Shipe; four sisters, Gladys V. Shipe, Mary Margaret Sibert, Emma Swope and Millie Cave; and five brothers, Harry, Allen, Woodrow, Ralph and infant brother, Edgar Carpenter.


Funeral services will be Thursday, May 24, 2012, at noon at Christ Reformed Church, Shepherdstown, with the Rev. Ronald C. Grubbs officiating. Interment will be at Christ Reformed Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May, 24, 2012, from 11 a.m. to noon at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Reformed Church, P.O. Box 2126, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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