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Irma Luella Gould Shipley

April 24, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Irma Luella Gould Shipley, age 98, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck. A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. The visitation was held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial was held at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Irma was born in rural Liscomb, Iowa on January 31, 1917 to her parents Lemert and Pearl Gould. She graduated from Albion High School in the Class of 1934. Irma was united in marriage to Melvin Shipley on October 12, 1935, together they farmed in the Clemons and Reinbeck area until 1980, when they retired and moved to Reinbeck. Irma was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women's Society. She enjoyed needlework and crafts and was an avid card player.

Irma is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Bill) Eckhart of State Center, Iowa, Marcia (Wayne) Fogt of Reinbeck, Iowa and Joyce Staker of West Des Moines, Iowa; son Larry Shipley of Toulon, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Melvin, who died in 2005; brothers Earl and Percy Gould and her sister Velda Walter.



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