Nancy Gretchen Shipe passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2012.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock by Rev. Timothy Nilsen. Burial will follow at the Cedarwood Cemetery, Edinburg.
Nancy was born August 8, 1935 to Brenda and Wilford Thom in Caboll, Missouri. She graduated from Laplata High School in Missouri and went on to Winchester Nursing School in Virginia earning her RN degree in 1957. She married George Milton Shipe from Edinburg, Virginia in 1957 and they spent 55 years of marriage together enjoying and supporting their five children, Debra Silverman, George Shipe, Rebecca Tax, Winnie Chastain, and Nora Shipe. Nancy retired from her 40 years of nursing after spending 30 years working in Veteran’s Administration Hospitals. George and Nancy moved to Edinburg, Virginia and were very active in their church, AARP, and community activities.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, George; her 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Roy Thom.
Nancy had a big heart and was a loving, caring wife and mother with the best interest of everyone in mind all the time. She loved children, traveling, and reading.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home, Woodstock.