Loedith Ann Shipley, the daughter of the late Mack and Lena Morgan Colvin, was born in Manila, Ark., on Jan. 24, 1915, and died at the Beverly Health Care in Bloomfield on Jan. 4, 2003, at the age of 87. Mrs. Shipley had been a resident of Bloomfield for many years. She was a retired cook for the Hickory House Restaurant in Dexter. She was affiliated with the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield. On March 2, 1940, she was united in marriage to R.A. Shipley at New Madrid. Surviving are her husband, R.A. Shipley of Sikeston; two sons, Jerry Chisholm of Advance and Steve Shipley of Sikeston; four daughters, Bonnie Kemper of Arnold, Lois McNeil of Arbyrd, Elizabeth Tison of Bloomsdale, and Jennolia Leathers of Dexter; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennivee Chisholm, and five brothers and four sisters. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Cotus James of Bloomfield officiating. Interment followed in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.