LAKELAND, Fla. — Donna M. Shipton of Lakeland died Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, 2006, in Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 54.

Born on Jan. 21, 1952, in Sharon, Mrs. Shipton was a daughter of Robert and Agnes Baxter Allan.

Mrs. Shipton had lived in Lakeland since 2001, coming from Campbell, Ohio.

She was a customer service representative for Geico Insurance Co.

Mrs. Shipton was a Methodist by faith. She enjoyed collecting ceramic cows and attending yard sales.

Her husband, Richard L. Shipton III, whom she married Aug. 14, 1971, survives at home.

Also surviving are: her daughters, Jennette Shipton, Youngstown; and Kimberly Shipton, Lakeland; her sisters, Nancy Kuzel, California; Tracie Klapie, Butler; and Helen Barr, West Middlesex; her brothers, John Allan, Sharon; and Richard Allan, Masury; and four grandchildren, Dustin Shipton, Asiah Huckabah, Erik Alverez and Joseph Taylor.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruth King.


Mrs. Richard (Donna M.), 54, Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Campbell, Ohio.

Calling hours: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday (8-20-06) in LAKELAND FUNERAL HOME, 2125 S. Bartow Highway, Lakeland.

Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday (8-21-06) in the funeral home.

Burial: Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

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