Mary Lorraine Shipp, 83

SEPT. 12, 1929-JAN. 28, 2013

January 30, 2013

Mary Lorraine Shipp, 83, of Point Salem Road in Hagerstown, Md., went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, where she had been living for several years.

Born Thursday, Sept. 12, 1929, in Leitersburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Marshall Strite Sr. and the late Martha V. Hykes Strite.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School.

She was a lifetime member of Longmeadow Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Herman Albert Shipp Jr.; two daughters, Sharon Kay Beesley and husband, Mark, of Rockford, Ill., and Marianne Henesy and husband, Tim, of Hagerstown; two sons, Dennis Shipp of Hagerstown and James Shipp of Waynesboro, Pa.; three brothers, Marshall Strite Jr., Galen Strite and Charles Strite; grandsons, Matthew and Jonathan Henesy; and granddaughter, Mary Claire Beesley.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Valeria Shellabarger.

Services will be Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, 19642 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, with Pastor Paul Leatherman officiating. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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