Polly M Shipley


Mrs. Polly M Shipley (nee: Newsom) of St. Paul, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, after a short illness. She was born on October 3, 1955, in Fulton, to the late Erastus and Mamie (nee: Davis) Newsom. Polly had reached the age of 67 years.

Polly worked in the Real Estate business for several years, a job which she loved. She was united in marriage to William J Shipley on September 17, 1983, in Jackson, MS. They celebrated just over 39 wonderful years together. Polly loved to volunteer her time to a few special organizations such as; the Kiwanis Club, the Angel Tree Program, and Race for a Cure. She once purchased 600 bicycles for the children who would benefit from the Angel Tree Program. She served the community where she lived in Tennessee by being a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Polly was a very good cook and had many meals that became family favorites. She enjoyed playing Bunco and collecting pottery. Polly was dedicated to her family. She dearly loved spending her time caring for her husband, stepchildren, step-grandchildren, siblings, and nieces and nephews. Polly was also crazy about her dogs, especially her Yorkies, Peanut, Stella, and Jake. Polly was a devoted wife, stepmom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to so many.

Polly Shipley was preceded in death by her parents, Erastus and Mamie Newsom; three siblings, Debbie Scoggins, Robert Newsom, and James Newsom. Those family members who will remain grateful for having shared in Polly's life are her loving husband, Bill Shipley; stepchildren, David Shipley and wife Gail, Jody Ideker and husband Stan; grandchildren, Leah Chavez and husband Jerry, Austin Shipley, and wife Jenny; great-grandchildren, Mila, Oliver, and Hudson; four siblings, Liz Wilmsmeyer and husband David, Roger Newsom and wife JoAnn, Walter Newsom, and wife Joyce and Richard Newsom and wife Christine; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Martin Funeral Home in Warrenton. Memorial donations made in honor of Polly Shipley are suggested to the Race for a Cure, c/o Martin Funeral Home