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Luther C. Shipman

Luther C. Shipman, 93, of French Lick, Indiana passed away March 21st, 2020 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in French Lick, Indiana on November 24th, 1926 to Luther Albert Shipman and Hester (Howerton) Shipman.

Luther married Helen Pridemore on June 16th, 1951 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; (3) Brothers – Arthur Hicks, Louis Shipman, and William “Bill” Shipman; (4) Sisters – Flossie Wininger, Mabel Shipman, Roberta Crowder, Geneva Qualkenbush; and (1) Child in Infancy.

Luther was a 1945 graduate of French Lick High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII as a submarine inspector serving in France, Belgium and Germany.

He was a member of the Paoli Wesleyan Church where he taught a Sunday School class for over 28 years, and had retired from NSWC Crane after 30 years.

Luther enjoyed doing carpentry, playing golf, mowing the yard and loved his family and playing with his great-grandchildren.

Luther is survived by:

Wife                                        Helen Shipman                                                French Lick, Indiana

(3) Sons                                   Brian Shipman (Diana)                                   Paoli, Indiana

                                                Jeff Shipman (Brenda)                                    French Lick, Indiana

                                                Johnny Bill Shipman (Michelle)                      French Lick, Indiana

(1) Daughter                           Connie Main (Rick)                                         Salem, Indiana

(1) Sister                                  Norma Morgan                                               New Port News, Virginia

(7) Grandchildren – Daniel, Lori, Ryan, Josh, Kaylee, Krystle and Shawn

(15) Great-Grandchildren and number 16 is due in September.


Visitation and Funeral Services for Mr. Shipman have been restricted to private, due to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order of Shelter In Place regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic. While this is not our ideal situation, we ask that you understand we are all new at this reaction to the pandemic situation at hand.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date at the Paoli Wesleyan Church.

Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in French Lick, Indiana.


The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Mount Lebanon Cemetery Fund, c/o Wayne Ferguson, 9711 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432 in memory of Luther C. Shipman.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Luther Shipman

Bob Stultz Mar 26 2020 12:00 AM

To Brenda and the entire Shipman family: We are sorry we can't be there with you in person. Please know we are thinking of you and sending our love, prayers. and hugs to your entire family. Love from your hospital family.

Paula Baechle Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

He was my dad. He helped me a lot in life. He could fix anything. When I was teen he taught me how to fix my mechanical problems, helped with any house repairs I had. Was always there for me and my family. He will be missed. I love you dad.

Brian shipman Mar 24 2020 12:00 AM

He was my and my husband Sunday School Teacher ,He taught us more about the Bible and God love. I know He is in heaven now ,Prayers and hugs for all the family. love from Karen Drury

w_drury@aol.com Mar 23 2020 12:00 AM