Oneta Shipley

Oneta Shipley, 76, of Waco, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, July 9, 2011. A visitation will be 6 to 8p.m. Monday, July 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, July 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with a 4p.m. graveside service at Capital Gardens Memorial Park in north Austin. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

Oneta was born January 16, 1935 in Giddings, TX to Walter Bitsy Burns and Annie Mose (Beene) Burns. She retired from the Department of the Navy after more than 20 loyal years of service. She had been a resident of Waco since 2003.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence E. Shipley; and brothers, Elwood Burns, W.T. Burns, and Joe Burns.

She is survived by her sons: Douglas Delfraisse of Pollok, TX, James Richard Delfraisse and wife Diane of Lufkin, TX; daughters: Renee Schilling of Waco, TX, Deanna Hollenback of Aquilla, TX, and Lori Guidry and husband Darren of San Diego, CA. She was the proud grandmother of nine wonderful children

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Condolence Messages

  1. My sincere condolences to Oneta’s family on her passing. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with her in the same Dept. of the Navy Division.

  2. Deanna, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. God Bless.
    Irene Crain

  3. God Bless you, Nita. You are an incredibly kind and generous soul. I know your family will miss you immensely.

  4. Mikka & Oscar Villarrial

    Our condolences to you and your family in your time of grief. May God’s strength guide you and help you ease your pain.
    The love and support of a mother can never be replace
    but we hope you find some strength, in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.

  5. Mollie Kelly and Abby Parmer

    We are sorry to hear of this sad event. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

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