Carmen Allene Shippy

Carmen Allene Shippy, 87, of Warrensburg, Missouri, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Meyer Care Center of Higginsville.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Mannering officiating. Interment will follow the service in Centerview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alan Shippy, Chris Shippy, Chad Shippy, Cody Shippy, Clint Shippy and Sam Shippy. Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Brauer, Paul Willard, Junior Steelman and Frank Hill.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home.

Carmen was born on Aug. 18, 1931, in rural Johnson County to Henry and Lola (Maloney) Bedsaul. She graduated from Kingsville High School and married Glenn Shippy on March 10, 1950. To this union were born four sons.

Over the years Carmen enjoyed playing pitch, square dancing, tending a large garden and cooking many delicious meals for the hay crews that put up thousands of square bales of hay on the farm.

She worked more than 30 years for the Centerview school district. She was a state champion baton twirling majorette in high school.

Carmen loved caring for her four boys, five grandsons and 15 great-grandchildren.

Carmen is survived by two sons, Tients (Mary Alice) Shippy, of Centerview; and Steve Shippy, of Odessa; daughter-in-law, Jean Shippy, of Centerview; grandsons, Alan (Desirae) Shippy, of Centerview; Chris (Lisa) Shippy, of Centerview; Chad (C.J.) Shippy, of Warrensburg; Cody Shippy, of Centerview; and Clint (Tracy) Shippy, of Centerview; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Trevor, Olivia, Taylor, Bradley, Lillie, Stella, Adalynn, Breanna, Cabe, Laila, Maddie, Amelia and Conway; brother, Bob (Judy) Bedsaul, of Lee’s Summit; and numerous extended family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Shippy; parents, Henry and Lola Bedsaul; sons, Danny and Jim Shippy; and great-grandson, Conner Shippy.

Contributions may be made to either the Centerview Ballpark or Johnson County Christian Academy and checks may be left in care of the funeral home.

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