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Theodore Roosevelt Shipley
Served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the European Theatre and was awarded the Purple Heart. Under General Patton, first squad, third platoon, of Company B, 359 Infantry.
As of May 2001, double tombstone erected in the Ball Cemetery, Dora, MO, but no death dates.
OBITUARY: Ozark County Times. Thursday, June 17, 2004
Funeral services for Theodore Roosevelt Shipley, 84, of Dora were held Sunday, June 13 at the Needmore Church of God in Dora with Pastor Betty Stanley officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery with military rites by Missouri Military Funeral Honors and West Plains Veterans Honor Guard.
Mr. Shipley died Thursday morning, June 10 at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. He was born Nov. 19, 1919, at Dora, the son of Christopher Columbus and Annie (Coble) Shipley.
He received his education at Ball School near Dora. On July 31, 1938, he married Mildred Phillips at Tecumseh.
He operated a sawmill and wood treating mill on his farm near Dora, after retiring from the shoe factory in West Plains, where he worked more than 17 years. He also worked as a machinist before he was inducted into the U.S. Army in August 1944.
One of five brothers who served in World War II and all came home safely, he served in the European Theater in 1944 and 1945, a member of Company B, 359th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, Third Army. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the American Legion, both in West Plains.
He served on the Dora School Board for 12 years and was a member of Needmore Church of God at Dora.
Having been raised in a family of singers, Mr. Shipley sang gospel music for many years and participated in many church singings and was often called on to sing for funerals. He was a member of the Heart of the Ozarks Bluegrass Association (HOBA) in West Plains. In the 1950s, he had his own band, The Ozark Ramblers of Ozark County, who played in several counties in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, after winning first place in competition.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mildred, of the family home; one daughter: Delores Barlow and her husband, Ron, of Guthrie, Okla; three sons: Rev. Larry Shipley and his wife, Beulah, of West Plains, Jim Shipley and his wife, Polly, of Stockton, and Tom Shipley and his wife, Phyllis, of Dora; 16 grandchildren: Ted Roy Shipley and his wife, Teressa, of West Plains; Marsha Olmsted of Twin Bridges; Scott Shipley of Nashville, Tenn.; Rusty Shipley and his wife, Phyllis, of Sibley; Rev. Gordon Shipley and his wife, Linda, of Topeka, Kan; Rodney Shipley and his wife, Rene/, and Rebecca Lane and her husband, Tim, of Stockton; Sherry Olmsted and her husband, Bryan, Shawn Shipley and his wife, Teri, and Shana Barnett and her husband, Brad, all of Dora; Rod Murphy of Guthrie, Okla.; Tammy Murphy of Archie; Sheila Murphy and Sabrina Miller and her husband, Scott, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mike Barlow and his wife, Crystal, of Crescent, Okla.; and Eric Barlow of West Plains; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by one sister, Ina Downen, and her husband, Glen, of West Plains; five brothers, Delbert Shipley and his wife, Olive, Elbert Shipley and his wife, Gladys, and Max Shipley and his wife, Charlie, all of West Plains, and Noel Shipley and Harold Shipley of Dora; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers: Clardy, Arless, Henry and Wendell Shipley; and two sisters: Ruth Dobbs and Helen Shipley.
Pallbearers were Rusty Shipley, Ted Shipley, Shawn Shipley, Bryan Olmsted, Barry Olmsted and Brad Barnett.
Honorary pallbearers were Gordon Shipley, Roddie Murphy, Rodney Shipley and Scott Shipley.
Carter Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.
12061. Essie Marie Martin
OCCUPATION: Factory Worker - Prince Gardner, Inc.
Sis moved with her parents and siblings from Dora, Ozark County, Missouri to St. Louis City, Missouri, then to Kimmswick, Jefferson County, Missouri.
12062. Thomas Lee Martin
OCCUPATION: Refrigeration Supervisor - St. Louis State Hospital
MILITARY: Tom served in the U.S. Army 1st Armour Division from 1945 to 1948.
Tom earned the American Theater and WWII Victory Medals.
Tom moved with his parents and siblings from Dora, Ozark County, Missouri to St. Louis City, Missouri.
Tom, Ethel and Darrell moved from St. Louis City, Missouri to Mehlville, St. Louis County, Missouri in 1973. Tom and Ethel moved from Mehlville, St. Louis County, Missouri to Arnold, Jefferson County, Missouri.
Ethel met Tom while both were working at A&P Bakery.
After Tom's death Ethel moved, but sayed in the Arnold, Jefferson County Area.
12063. Robert Cleon Martin
OCCUPATION: Forman at Miss Allison's Cookies and Moog Auto Parts
Cleon moved with his parents and siblings from Dora, Ozark County, Missouri to St. Louis City, Missouri. Cleon moved with Norma, Rob, Richard, Teena, Mike, Anita and Randy from St. Louis City, Missouri to Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri.