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Obituary: Martha Ellen Shipley Royce, Madison


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Martha Ellen Shipley Royce, 76, of Madison, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Royce of Madison; her daughter, Beth McKinney of Henderson, Kentucky; her son, James Steven Royce of Columbus; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Marge Toomey of Madison; and two brothers, Richard "Buck" Shipley and Charles "Butch" Shipley.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy L. Royce Crank.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Center in Madison, with Father Christopher A. Craig and Deacon Mike Gardener officiating. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison. Calling will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the ALS Association or Friends of Shawe & Pope John.

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