Keith Leroy Shipman
Born: June 16, 1926 in Webster Co.
Died: February 20, 2013 in Red Cloud
Age: 86 years old
Keith LeRoy Shipman the son of Elwin and Lelah R. (Drake) Shipman was born June 16, 1926 in Webster County, Nebraska. He departed this life on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at the Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud, Nebraska at the age of 86 years.
Keith attended school through the 8th grade at District #49 Garfield Country school and attended Inavale and Red Cloud High School. On May 12, 1946 Keith was united in marriage to Thelma Kugler at Pleasant Hill Church in Smith County, Kansas. This union was blessed with the birth of two sons.
Keith made farming his life's work, he dearly enjoyed raising cattle. Keith also worked part time for the ASCS office for 16 years and had been a county heavy equipment operator for a short while. He never however, allowed any of these to diminish his love for his family, children and grandchildren.
Keith had served on the board of education, served as a 4H leader and on the election board.