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Dorothy M. Shipe

September 6, 1929 ~ October 12, 2013 (age 84)

   Dorothy M. Shipe, 84, of Curtis Creek Retirement Residence, formerly of 3820 Biscayne, Quincy, died at 8:54 pm Saturday (October 12, 2013) in her home.

   Born September 6, 1929 in Sutter, Illinois, Dorothy was the daughter of John F. and Amanda Wemhaner Shipe.

   Dorothy was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, computer games and traveling.

   Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of Quincy High School and attended Quincy College and Elmhurst College where she received her Bachelor's Degree. Dorothy received her Master's Degree and PhD from George Peabody College for Teachers, which is now Vanderbilt University.

   Dorothy was a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology for the Ontario Institute for Study and Education in Toronto, Canada for 24 years until her retirement.

   Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Knapp (Howard) of Oshawa, Ontario; two grandchildren, Laura Knapp and Steven Knapp both of Oshawa, Ontario; a sister, Jean Loeffler (James) of Quincy; two nieces, Jana Speed and Jill Gross (Tony) both of Quincy; two great nieces, Amanda Gross and Olivia Gross; and a great nephew, Kevin Speed.

   Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by  Pastor Ken Kramer.  Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery near Tioga, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center or the Quincy Humane Society.              

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