A celebration of life service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the Shuda Funeral Chapel in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the service.
A memorial will be established.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Shippy was born June 12, 1954, in Wausau, a daughter of the late Ralph “Chum” and Betty (McArthur) Mattson. She grew up in Wausau. The family moved to Stevens Point before her senior year in high school. She graduated from Stevens Point Area Senior High School in 1972.
Shortly after graduation she began working at the Sears store in downtown Stevens Point.
She was married to Peter Shippy Dec. 8, 1973, in Stevens Point.
She worked at Sears for more than 20 years until the store closed. After taking one day off, she began her career at the Valley Community Credit Union, where she had worked the past 20 years, retiring in March due to health issues.
Survivors include her husband, Peter; one son, Seth Shippy, Stevens Point; one daughter, Mandy Rouse, Stevens Point; three sisters, Lynda Mihaljevic, Denver, Colo., Mary Beth (Denis) Mattson-Hinzelin, Pringy, France, and Laura Mattson, Scottsville, Va.; and one grandson.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Patrick.