Obituary – Matt Calvin Shipley, Jr.

Matt Calvin Shipley, Jr.

September 17, 1928 – December 15, 2014
Age: 86
Residence: Aldrich, MO

Matt Calvin Shipley, Jr., age 86, of Aldrich, MO, passed away Monday, December 15, 2014, at Citizens Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 17, 1928, in Fort Smith, AR, to Matt Sr. and Marcella (Savacious) Shipley.  He is a US Navy WWII veteran.  He was united in marriage to Lucie Ramona Graffalo December 18, 1947, and to this union three children were born.  He was a member of the local carpenters union.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Horace Shipley.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Lucie Shipley of the home; three children: Matt Shipley, III of Aldrich, MO, Rene Eaves and husband Sam of Aldrich, MO, and Richelle Beltrin and husband Rick of Ventura, CA; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother Gilbert Shipley and wife Annette of TN; two sisters: Beverly Conners of Ventura, CA, and Diane Costinetta and husband Frankie of Ventura, CA; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project:
7400 College Blvd, Suite 350, Overland Park, Kansas 66210.  Online condolences may be made at:  Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.


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