Martha Louise Shipman was born November 12, 1924 in Superior, Ohio to Frank Stanley Eaches and Vera Louise (Kelley) Eaches. She was the second oldest child of eleven. She was raised and attended school and helped raise her 10 siblings in Ohio. Martha entered eternal rest on Thursday August 13, 2020 at the age of 95 years, 9 months, and 1 day.
She and Ernest L. Shipman were married on March 24, 1945 in Osborn, Ohio and moved to the Guthrie area to farm.
Martha helped with the farming and enjoyed many hand crafts and painting, also dominoes, UNO, Skip Bo and pitch. She was an accomplished wallpaper hanger, also cleaned houses for several people in the past. She also canned vegetables, made pickles and gardened.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 7 siblings, husband Ernest in 2000, and granddaughter Andrea Dawn Allen.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alma Mae and John H. Berg, her granddaughter Christal F. Snow, her great-grandchildren, Jayd Sarmiento and Robby Allen, Jr., her great-great-grandson, Holden Sarmiento, her siblings, Faye Henderson, Mae Grubb, Larry Eaches and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 2 p.m. at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Home.
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