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Bonnie L (Beach) Shipley

September 1, 1949 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 71)


Bonnie L. (Beach) Shipley, age 71 passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at her home in Prince’s Lakes.

Bonnie was born September 1, 1949, in Brown County, to the late Ernest and Letha L. (Petro) Beach. She enjoyed caring for her home and was often found in her flower garden or playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a collector of rocks, shells and Indian collectibles.  Bonnie loved listening to country music with her favorite artists being Thompson Square and Lady Antebellum.

Bonnie is survived by her life companion:  Stephen G. Carlile of Prince’s Lakes; son: James (Jennifer) Shipley of Columbus; brother: Bobby (Judy) Beach of Colorado, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Connie Beach; son Brian Shipley, husband Robert E. Shipley and two infant grandchildren.

Bonnie's wishes were to be cremated with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith - Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Bonnie to American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN  46278. 

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