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“So very sorry for your loss Diane!! She was such a sweetheart and will be missed! ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Katy Ernst - Buda, IL - friend

“Diane: You & your family are OFTEN in my thoughts & prayers. May God wrap His loving arms around you & may your precious memories & the knowledge...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Laurie Burnworth - Byron, IL

“Diane, Paul, and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Dan & Norma Norman ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Dan & Norma Norman - Groveland, FL

“Diane and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. I can say nothing to change the heartache you are...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Rose - East Moline, IL

“Am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. She will be missed and we will always keep her memories close to our hearts. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: ed and sherry dusing - coleta, IL

“Am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: ed and sherry dusing - coleta, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Kathie Reese - Lanark, IL

“What can I say? Besides my neighbors, April was my very first friend and we were instantly best friends. From forth grade all the way to graduation....Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: brooke cowling-steder - dixon, IL

“Paul and Diane ,I am so sorry to read about the passing of your daughter April. It made me think of the times we would talk about our kids at work...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Rhonda Byers - Freeport, IL

“There are soo many memories of April I could share. I sure know one thing, she was one tough cookie, and I was always glad to have her on my side. ...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Erin Nobis - Milledgeville, IL

“After hearing the awful news, memories of April and I came flooding back. She was the best friend a girl could ask for. We did some crazy, stupid...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Shenefelt - Milledgeville, IL

“you were a good person and friend you will be missed dearly rip april until we meet again ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: stacy foltz-anderson - Dixon, IL

“Keeping you all in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers ... ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jean Matthews Richmond - Sterling, IL

“We have you all in are prayers ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Phyllis and Jerry Litwiller - IL

“May god help you find peace during this difficult time. We are so sorry for you loss. The Habben Family ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Don Habben - Taylor Ridge, IL

“So sorry for your loss...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Love from Portland! ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Taylor - Portland, OR

“I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Traci - Sterling, IL

“Thought and Prayers to all of you. RIP April! Love and miss ya!!! ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Johnson - Lyndon, IL

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April L. Shipman, 32, of Chadwick, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

She was born January 5, 1981 in Sterling the daughter of Paul and Diane (Scheidecker) Shipman.

April loved boating and skiing. She was a lover of all animals especially her German Shepherds. Her love of animals was especially shown to the ones she raised on her farm.

April is survived by her parents, Paul and Diane Shipman of Milledgeville; a son, Levi, at home; a sister, Ashley (Tom) Johnson of Chadwick; a brother Joshua Shipman of Fulton; her maternal grandmother Dixie Fredricks of Milledgeville and her paternal grandmother, Betty Shipman of Milledgeville.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and her paternal grandfather.

Services will be held at 3 PM Sunday at Milledgeville United Methodist Church with Reverend Daniel Sturtevant, officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 PM Sunday at the church. Private burial will be at a later date. A memorial is being established for her son's education fund. Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville.