The Rev. Wayne Sanford Shipley (Class of 1955), 83, of Carlinville, Illinois, died October 30, 2013, at Carlinville Area Hospital. He was born September 19, 1930, in Olney, Ill., to Everett Clifton and Hannah Jane (Lambert) Shipley. Wayne married Martha Blackburn June 29, 1963, in New Orleans, La. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Martha, in 2008. Wayne received his bachelor's degree from Indiana Central University before coming to General. He was ordained deacon, June 4, 1955, and priest December 1, 1955, both by Bishop Richard Ainslie Kirchoffer. His life's work with The Episcopal Church is extensive; Curate at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Evansville, Indiana, 1955-57, Curate at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, New York City, 1957, served churches in Mexico 1957-60, Asst. Chaplain at Tulane University and Newcomb College, New Orleans, La., 1960-63, Curate at St. John's Episcopal Church, Decatur, Illinois 1963-65, Chaplain at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Illinois., 1974-80, Vicar at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Chesterfield, Illinois, and Rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carlinville, Illinois, 1966-1995.
Shipley is survived by his two sisters, Ruby Kinkade of Indiana and Kathleen Larson of Washington State, several nieces and nephews, and his two beloved cats.
A memorial service was held November 6 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Carlinville, Illinois Condolences may be left at www.heinzfuneralhome.com.