Chen Chutze Shipman, age 79, passed peacefully from this world on Saturday, June 27th, 2020. Her beautiful journey brought her to Peru, Indiana more than 50 years ago, and from her home she will travel to heaven.

Chen was an incredible wife, mother, and friend. She is survived by K.D. Shipman, her husband, best friend, and love of her life. A couple could not have asked for much better a love story than the one they shared. From their love came two sons, Michael and Scott, who also survive. Mike resides in Texas with his wife Shannon and their two children, Kiri and Skylar. Scott lives in Fort Wayne with his son, Dylan. Sons could not have asked for a mom any kinder or full of greater love. Her family was blessed to have an exceptional caregiver who always thought of others first. Her friends knew her as a person who loved to garden with unbridled passion, and enjoyed listening to others as much as telling her own story.

Chen’s final days epitomized the way she lived her life. She was content with her story and only worried about those she left behind. Her courage and teachings will continue on through the efforts of her family to live up to her example. Her memory will be honored, loved, and remembered on this earth as she looks down from heaven.

No services are planned at this time. Riverview Funeral Home in Peru has been entrusted with arrangements. www.river