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By Staff | May 25, 2012

Dorothy F. Shipe, 93, of Shepherdstown, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at home.

Born Jan. 9, 1919, in Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Nathaniel Carpenter and Viola (Turner) Carpenter.

She was a member of Christ Reformed Church.

Mrs. Shipe loved her church, family, town and her cats.

She is survived by one daughter, Arbutus C. Curvey and husband, the Rev. Paul H. Curvey, of Limerick, Pa.; granddaughters, Kimberly Palmer and husband, Eugene, of Clear Spring, Md., and Stephanie Seward and husband, Jeffrey, of Smithsburg, Md.; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Lauren Seward and Emily Seward; great-great-granddaughter, Sophie Grace Palmer; and one brother, Elliott Carpenter, of Bunker Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Osborne Shipe; four sisters, Gladys V. Shipe, Mary Margaret Sibert, Emma Swope and Millie Cave; and five brothers, Harry, Allen, Woodrow, Ralph and infant brother, Edgar Carpenter.

Funeral services were held at noon Thursday, May 24, at Christ Reformed Church in Shepherdstown with the Rev. Ronald C. Grubbs officiating. Interment was at Christ Reformed Cemetery.Ob

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Reformed Church, P.O. Box 2126, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.