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Beatrice Shipman

September 13, 1921January 8, 2021

Beatrice Ivy Shipman, 99, of Fort Smith, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at Methodist Village Senior Living. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Shipman, Bea is survived by her two sons, Paul Shipman and Kenneth Shipman, both of Eufaula, OK; one brother, Capt. Hank Sauerland of Eufaula; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; and a nephew, Art Southerland of Van Buren.

Due to Covid-19, the graveside service will be private at the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Viewing will be Monday, January 11, from 12 Noon to 5 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19, please wear your masks. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to Methodist Village Senior Living, Fort Smith, AR.

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Frances Stone

January 13, 2021

I loved Mrs Bea. She was a beautiful lady. She had two of the most loving boys and she always looked forward to seeing them. I'm so sorry to hear she passed. I will be praying for you guys during this time. May God always watch over you. Thanks for all the talks we had. She always said a prayer for everyone that took care of her. R.I.P. sweet lady...

Charlotte Botteicher

January 13, 2021

I worked as a weekend supervisor the last 4 years at MH&R and retired in March of 2020. I got to know Mrs. Shipman and looked forward to our visits. It was a pleasure to visit with her. She was always pleasant and had a smile to share. I always looked forward to our conversations which usually ended with a prayer. My heart goes out to her family, I remember a son who was always coming and taking her out. I ,too, had a Mother in a Nursing facility who died last year. So my prayer is the Lord will ease the pain of your loss and give you peace only He can give.

Ann Burgess

January 12, 2021

Kenneth & Paul, I was saddened to learn that your Mother had passed away. I will always remember the fun we used to have at lunch in the dining room at Methodist Village. Bea was so quick-witted. I'm surprised we were never told to quiet down. I'm so glad I got to know your Mother. Bea was one of a kind.

Patti Smith

January 11, 2021

I knew Bea when we both went to the Wednesday morning TOPS group. I always enjoyed time spent with her. May she rest in Peace. Prayers for the family in your time of grief.

Carol Bolin

January 11, 2021

Wonderful Great Aunt, taught me alot about marriage, family, parenting. Her and Uncle Raymond never treated me as step niece or distant relative, always treated me with kindness, love and laughter. She will be dearly missed. I'm very Grateful for time she spent with me and my family.

Ruby Needham

January 9, 2021

I have a lot of great memories of when your family and mine went camping every year. We all had a great childhood. We were very blessed to have had great parents. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Love you guys

Caitlin and Carey Williams

January 9, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Beatrice Ivy Shipman, 99, of Fort Smith, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at Methodist Village Senior Living. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. Shipman,
Bea is survived by her two sons, Paul Shipman and Kenneth Shipman, both of Eufaula, OK; one brother, Capt. Hank Sauerland of Eufaula; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren; and a nephew, Art Southerland of Van Buren.

Due to Covid-19, the graveside service will be private at the Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Viewing will be Monday, January 11, from 12 Noon to 5 PM at Edwards Funeral Home. Due to Covid-19, please wear your masks. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be sent to Methodist Village Senior Living, Fort Smith, AR.

Online condolence may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com