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Kenneth Shipman

December 24, 1930 - March 25, 2019


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

March 25, 2019



Birth Date:

December 24, 1930

Birth Place:

Barton, New York

Service Information:

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad St., Waverly, NY


Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY


Barton Center Cemetery, Barton, New York

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Kenneth Shipman

Kenneth Shipman, 88, of Waverly passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Lillian Barden Shipman; brother, Clyde Shipman; and son-in-law, Robert Delp.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Ruth Shipman; children, Kenneth (Denise) Shipman of Waverly, Wayne (Barb) Shipman of Waverly, Cindy (Leon) Stevens of Waverly, Beverly (Myron) Randall of Barton, Keith (Misty) Shipman of Waverly and Leo (April) Shipman of Waverly; sisters, Dorothy Ellison of Lockwood and Grace Meisner of Waverly; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kenneth loved going to Bluegrass Festivals, playing his fiddle and listening to Bluegrass Music.  Kenneth and Ruth enjoyed going for rides on their side by side.  He loved camping, deer hunting, watching NASCAR races, sitting by the campfire and farming.  Kenneth loved spending time with his family and friends. He retired from the Town of Barton.

A time of calling will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with Rev. Alan Bill officiating and burial to follow in Barton Center Cemetery.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ken’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From:  Carrie Lee Vanhousen
Very sorry for your loss.Uncle Kenny will be sadly missed.
Very special person.

From:  Curt and Karen
Sorry for your loss.

From:  Bonnie and Bill Cady
To the entire family: our condolences to all of you. Sorry for your loss and thinking of you in this sad time

From:  Mary C. Fiorello
My best regards to all Kenny's family.

From:  Gail and David Williams
Ruth and Everyone, we were so sorry to hear of Ken's passing.  Know he is no longer in pain and you all have some beautiful memories to hold onto.  He'll be watching you all from above until you meet again.

From:  Darin Tubbs
He was a good man and may your great memories help his loved ones ease the pain of your loss. He certainly had a good life but is in a better place now.

From:  Phil & Cindy Petty
We would like to extend our condolences to the family during this difficult time. We will keep Dorothy Ellison and Cindy Stevens and her family in our prayers and want to let them know we will be thinking of them during this time.

From:  Ray and Sheila Howe
We are so very sorry for your family's loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From:  Linda M. Tappan
Dear Ruth and family.
    So sorry to read of Kenny's passing.
You and Kenny were great friends of my parents
Carl and Evelyn Shipman, great memories.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Linda Tappan

From:  Cyndy Vough Buiniskis
Dear Bev & Kenny & your entire family - it's been years since I've seen any of you but I remember you all so fondly. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Holding all of you, especially your mom, close in my heart.

From:  Marc, Joan Stroker
Sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From:  Robert & Lola Patterson
Our deepest sympathy to your family at this most
difficult time. I had the pleasure of meeting and
hunting with him many years ago. May God bless you all.

Robert and Lola Patterson

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