Dennis L. Shipley

September 29, 2013

Dennis Lee Shipley 58, of Frankfort, IN, died at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his home. Born October 3, 1954 in Frankfort to the late Robert L. & Emily Mae (Douglass) Shipley. His first marriage was to Debbie Wells on June 27, 1978. He then married Carol (Smith) McKinzie on August 15, 2009 in Frankfort and she survives. A 1973 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived in Clinton County most of his life. He was a long time electrician with Wall Electric in Frankfort and most recently had worked at Vicksmetal Armco. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golf.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9 until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Shipley Family c/o Goodwin Funeral Home 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041, to help with final expenses.

Survived by:

Wife: Carol Shipley of Frankfort, 3 Daughters: Tina M. Brown of Rossville, Amanda (Joseph) Dancer of Thorntown, Becky (Robert) Tidd of Flora, 1 Son: Chris (Dawn) Shipley of Frankfort, 1 Sister: Sandy (Jim) Lee of Dover, DE, 22 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.


12 Condolences for “Dennis L. Shipley”

  1. Judi Reecer September 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dennis passing. He worked with my Mom, Donna Winger many years at Wall Electric. May you find comfort with your memories and know he will live in the house of The Lord forever.

  2. Crystal DeLaRosa September 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Dennis, you were the best thing that had happened to my mom in a long time. I’m just glad that I did get to tell you that when you were here! I’m sure you know that us kids did not approve of you two being together for a long time, but we accepted it and you two cared so much for one another. This has been a long rough road for so many, and you know we were all here and will be here to care for my mom! You will truly be missed and never forgotten! Thank you! Love, Crystal!

  3. Louise Mills Smith September 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, praying for peace and healing in the days ahead, blessings, Louise

  4. Kyle & Lisa (Hardy) Evans September 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm


    I’m so sorry, Dennis was a great guy with a contagious smile, gonna miss seeing him! We’re here if you need anything!! Love you!

  5. Mary Jane King October 1, 2013 at 12:59 am

    George and I offer our sympathies to you and Denny’s family for this loss. He will however, no longer be in pain.
    May God surround you with his peace and love. Mary Jane

  6. Michelle October 1, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to share an encouraging thought from the bible. Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  7. Diana and Mike Kelley October 1, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Sandy and Jim – You know how sorry we are for the loss of Den. You were such a good big sister to him through thick and thin. We know that God has a plan – and it is greater than we can even imagine. Praying for you guys and Carol and family to feel God’s grace and peace through this journey. Love you!

  8. Pam King October 2, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Dennis truly found the love of his life when he met and married Carol. He could not have asked for a better person and especially a caregiver to him. Their time together was short, but they created many wonderful memories. Carol, hold on to those and you will get through this along with the comfort of God, your wonderful family and friends. I love you like a sister.

  9. na, Roger, Nancy, and Ricky October 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Carol we are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers. Love you very much!

  10. Tina Shipley October 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    For my Brother and Sisters,

    I know this has been a rough road for us 4. Many things were taken from us that can never be replaced. But the bond we have with our father will never fade or die. Together we will keep his memory alive, and through us and our children his bloodline goes on, but in us our dad will always be alive strong and happy. I love you all and no one can change thatp

  11. Kathy (Rogers) Denniston October 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Denny’s passing. I didn’t know he was sick till my brother told me. My siblings and I grew up with him in the same block. Play Army at the creek, ran the neighborhood went Trick or Treating together just things kids did. Remember the good times and some of the bad because that will be what will make memories. Once again sorry to hear about his passing.

  12. Marsha Smith LaFollette October 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Dennis was destined to meet Carol. He was around our family for 30 years and I saw him go through life’s ups and does most families. 99% of the time, Dennis was still nice, smiling, joking..even though inside he was hurting. Carol has always been the same way. He and Carol were perfect for each other and I thank him for making her happier than she has ever been in her life. So sad to see them part like this but Dennis couldn’t have had better 24/7 nursing care. We will miss you Dennis but we will all see you again!

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