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THE WESTERN STAR, 8 February 1918

After a few day's illness, the result of quick pneumonia, Mrs. R. Z. Shipp died at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday of this week at her home a few miles northwest of this city. The news of her death came as a surprise to many, as she was in apparently good health a week before her death, and not many knew of her serious sickness. As we go to press on Thursday arrangements for the funeral had not been completed, but it is thought
probable that the funeral will be held some time on Sunday. Mrs. Shipp's parents, whose home is in California, and other relatives are expected to arrive here for the funeral.

Deceased was born in North San Juan, Calif., on July 2, 1879. Her age therefore, at the time of her death was 38 years, 7 months and 4 days. Her maiden name was Marian Belle Wodell. On September 2, 1904, in
Hutchinson, Kans., she was united in marriage with R. Z. Shipp. Mr. and Mrs. Shipp lived in Pawnee co., Kans., until about seven years ago, when they moved to this county. Her devotion to her family and to her friends
was one of her characteristics. Every one who knew her honored and esteemed her, because of her admirable qualities, all of which made her lovable and considerate for others. How much she will be missed in the family and in the neighborhood can only be understood by those who have suffered such bereavement. It may seem sad for one to be so taken away from her family and friends, but God knows best, and the most that we
can do is to bow to His will, with the assurance that He "doeth all things well."

Mrs. Shipp is survived by her husband and two children, Marian Fern, aged 11, and Lillian Carrol, aged one and one half years. To them the heart felt sympathy of all goes out in this their hour of bereavement such as tries the stoutest hearts.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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