Darrel K ShipmanJanuary 2, 1926 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 91)
Darrel’s life began on January 2, 1926 in Beaumont, KS. He is the son of Orris Roland and Audine Lavanch (Arnold) Shipman. Darrel is a graduate of Cedar Point High School. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II in Europe. Darrel was united in marriage to Sheila Harsh on June 7, 1947 in El Dorado. He went to work for Vickers Refinery continuing on with Skelly Oil, Getty Oil and retiring from Texaco as a foreman. Darrel was active for years in his church in Potwin and later El Dorado United Methodist Church. Darrel enjoyed his vegetable garden and keeping up on the lives of his children and grandchildren. His loving family includes his children Debi (Bill) Resnik of Austin, TX, Danny (Linda) Shipman of El Dorado, Susie Smith of Olathe, and Jack ( Shelley) Shipman of El Dorado; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; daughter in law Irene Wirt of Hastings; siblings Joy (Bill) Page, Carolyn (Edmond) Spencer and Ronnie (Mary) Shipman and several nieces and nephews. Darrel passed away on December 5, 2017 in El Dorado. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Sheila, son Bob, son in law Jerry Smith, grandson Jason Shipman and great grandson Cody Shipman; three brothers and three sisters. Darrel’s family will gather with friends on Monday from 10-11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, El Dorado where is funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. led by Reverend Andrew Conard. He will be laid to rest in Walnut Valley Memorial Park with military honors. Memorial contributions in Darrel’s name may be directed to Meals on Wheels or First United Methodist Church. Carlson Colonial Funeral Home is serving the family. Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Darrel at www.carlsoncolonial.com.
First United Methodist Church
421 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Susan B. Allen-Auxilliary
720 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042