Mary Holley, 87

Mary K. Shipe Holley, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday morning, March 24, 2022 at Fairview Living and Rehabilitation in Centreville.
She was born March 8, 1935 in Stroh, Indiana daughter of the late Carl B. and Edith V. (Wilson) Gundrum.
Mary resided most of her life in LaGrange County, Indiana and Sturgis and had also lived in Logansport, Indiana.
On January 10, 1953 she married Richard Rex Shipe Sr. He preceded her in death February 3, 1981. She married Paul Holley on February 14, 1982 and he preceded her in death February 21, 1998.
Mary had been employed by the Patterson’s Supper Club, the Washington Café and in the nursery of Sturgis Hospital, all in Sturgis, and also at the Carriage of Logansport in Logansport, Indiana and she had worked as a home health aide.
She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, old movies, and reading, and loved time with family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters: Deborah (Sam) Armey and Carol (Michael) Carpenter both of Sturgis; three sons: Richard (Kathy) Shipe of Sturgis, Dave (Debra) Shipe of Bronson and Donald Shipe of Logansport, Indiana; 12 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; step-daughter: Patty Rust of New Mexico, step-son: Paul (Cinda) Holley of Logansport, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; grandson; three brothers: Lloyd, Daniel and Jarvis Gundrum and four sisters: Marjorie Kurle, Shirley Myers, Anna McClelland and Wilma Wilder.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 27th at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St. in Sturgis. In accordance with her wishes cremation will follow the visitation. Private burial of the remains will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
Memorial donations would be appreciated to Three Rivers Health Hospice 711 S. Health Parkway, Three Rivers, MI 49093.
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