Bruce Shipley, of O Fallon, MO, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the age of 90. Bruce was born in Ute, Iowa. He moved to Malden in 1941. Beloved husband of, Bonnie Jean Shipley (nee: Koonce); cherished son of the late Sherman Bruce and Harriet Shipley. Devoted father of Steven Shipley, David Shipley, and the late Teresa (Joe) Schultz; loving grandfather of Laura (Jon) Neumann, Brian (Ann) Shipley, Liberty Shipley, Jeffrey (Rachel) Schultz, Joel Schultz, Landon (Alexandra) Shipley, and Taryn Shipley; treasured great-grandfather of August, Isaac, Iris, Opal, June, Legend, Justice, Chloe, Savannah, and Jaxon; dear brother of the late Jim Shipley and the late Frances Benjamin; uncle, nephew, and friend to many.
Bruce was retired from Monsanto, Co. He was an elder in Christian Church and taught all classes of Sunday school. Bruce was a lifelong Cardinals fan and was a coach and manager for Khoury League Baseball. He loved to feed birds and delivered food to home bound for 30 years. Bruce and Bonnie were married in June of 1948. Bruce was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.