Sondra Lou Shipcoff

Nelson-Berna Funeral Home
Sondra Lou Shipcoff, 80, of Rogers, AR passed away Thursday, February 23, 2023 at Mercy Hospital. She was born August 14, 1942 in Excelsior Springs, MO, a daughter of Harold Monte and Inez Lorene (Shaffer) Bailey.
She grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO and graduated from Excelsior Springs High School, class of 1960. She was married to Earl (Bill) Dockery September 3, 1960, and two sons were born to this union, Kevin Monte and Sean Patrick Dockery. In 1977 they moved to Warsaw, MO.
On June 22, 1980 Sondra married Stephen James Shipcoff in Madison, IL. The couple made their home in Warsaw, later Sedalia, MO, until moving to Rogers, AR in 1983. Unto this union was born a daughter Jamie Renee (Shipcoff) Brown and a son Joshua Bailey Shipcoff. Sondra was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Sondra was a 50 year member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and very active in the Laureate Alpha Nu chapter. At the time of her passing she was the office manager of FM Corporation, where she was employed for over 30 years. Sondra was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Rogers. Sondra was known as a social butterfly. Her vivacious personality, energy and infectious smile brightened every room she entered. To know her was to love her.
Sondra is survived by her children, Kevin Dockery of Warsaw, MO, Sean Dockery (Tracey) of Warsaw, Jamie Brown (Larry) of Honeoye Falls, NY, and Joshua Shipcoff of Rochester, NY, nine grandchildren, Alan Dockery of Mexico, MO, Christian Dockery and Brenden Dockery of Columbia, MO, Dr. Zachary Pacheco (Lauren) of Birmingham, AL, Nicholas Pacheco (Kelly), Jacob Dockery and Joshua Pacheco, all of Warsaw, MO, and Vivienne Brown of Honeoye Falls, NY, six great-grandchildren, Cooper Anderson of Columbia, MO, Adeline Meyers of Nixa, MO, Mitchell and Riley Grace Pacheco of Birmingham, AL, and Jonathan and Ryan Pacheco of Warsaw, MO. Sondra is also survived by a sister Judy Webb (Gerald) of Melbourne, FL, brothers Paul Bailey (Jean) of Liberty, MO and Mark Bailey (Barbara) of Lenexa, KS, a sister-in-law, Elaine Shipcoff of Madison, IL, one nephew, three nieces, and one great-nephew.
Sondra was preceded in death by her beloved husband of forty years Stephen Shipcoff, her parents, a granddaughter Erin Dockery, and a daughter-in-law Wendy Dockery.
Sondra’s presence will forever be missed. The influence of her bountiful love and vivacious laughter will live on through her loving family and dear friends.  Her genuine interest in others would turn a chance meeting into a lifelong friend.  Countless individuals would be drawn to her infectious energy, and the warming embrace that she would give willingly without hesitation.  Her spirit shined incredibly bright as it flowed into others and would never falter. 
Her “Sondra-isms” will live on and continue to guide us all through our lives. The void she leaves is an incredible canyon, and the call to action for all of us is to unite to ensure that void is filled and becomes a mountain with a tribute at the top.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 5-7pm at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home, 100 S. 28th St. Rogers, AR. Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 5, 2023 11am at the First United Methodist Church of Rogers, 307 W. Elm St. Rogers AR 72756. Interment to follow immediately afterwards at Pinnacle Memorial Gardens.
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