Dorothy Jean (Baumann) Shipman passed peacefully from this earthly life to be with her Lord in heaven on November 10, 2017. She was a resident of Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home in Penn Yan, N.Y., at the time of her passing.
Dorothy’s funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Elizabeth Boesen at Weldon’s Funeral Home in Penn Yan on Friday, December 15, 2017, with calling hours beginning at 10 a.m. and the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Dorothy’s burial service will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Penn Yan immediately after the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in memory of Dorothy be sent to Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home, 655 North Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Dorothy was born on May 22, 1921, the second daughter of Alfred and Neva (Burnett) Baumann, and grew up with four sisters and one brother. She graduated from Gorham High School in June of 1940.
Dorothy married David A. Shipman on September 21, 1940. Dorothy and David worked, managed, lived on, and owned farms together for the next 45 years, until they sold their beloved farm and home just above Guyanoga, N.Y., and built a new home on a small corner of the farm.
Dorothy and David celebrated more than 56 years of marriage before David predeceased Dorothy on June 9, 1997.
During her adult life, Dorothy took great enjoyment from couples bowling with David, square dancing at the Grange, morning coffee with David and their friends at a local fast food restaurant, visits with her family members, nature, birds, butterflies, flowers, reading, watching NY Yankees baseball games and Hallmark movies on TV, Country music and Gospel music, and holiday family gatherings and preparations for family meals with her loved ones.
Dorothy is survived by son, David J. Shipman of Penn Yan; daughter, Donna J. (Shipman) Strong of Penn Yan; son, Donald J. Shipman (wife Victoria Soper Shipman) of Carlisle, Pa.; sister Beverly June (Baumann) Earing of Geneva; sister-in-law JoAnne (Perry) Baumann of Gorham and sister-in-law Margarite (Shipman) Landuyt of Victor. Additionally, surviving grandchildren include Marty Shipman (wife Dawn) of Penn Yan, Kevin Shipman (and companion Michelle Kellogg) of Newark, Emily (Strong) Swann (and husband Jody) of Penn Yan, Felicia Strong (and companion Thomas Fletcher) of Waterloo, Andrea (Strong) Kingsley (and husband Rick) of Penn Yan, Heather (Shipman) Burkoben (and husband Jason) of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Jeff Shipman of Carlisle, Pa. Additionally, Dorothy is survived by seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband David, Dorothy was predeceased by sister, Virginia (Baumann) Wyneth; sister, Betty (Baumann) Campbell; sister, Shirley (Baumann) Purpura; brother, Alfred (Sonny) Baumann; daughter-in-law, Barbara (Jordan) Shipman; son-in-law, Carroll Strong, and grandson, James J. Shipman.
Dorothy lived for nearly 20 years at St. Mark’s Terrace, which she thoroughly enjoyed, until advancing age and medical conditions required that she move to Penn Yan Manor. The family gives a sincere and heartfelt “Thank you” to the staff and residents of St. Mark’s Terrace for those many happy years and happy memories.
The family extends sincere and heartfelt gratitude and admiration to the staff of Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home for the wonderful care, professionalism, companionship, assistance, and attention extended to Dorothy during her residence there.