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1963 Hal 2024

Harold R. Shipley

October 14, 1963 — April 27, 2024

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Harold Robert Shipley, 60, of Indianapolis, IN passed away on April 27th 2024.
He was born on October 14th, 1963 to Harold L. Shipley and MaryKay (Elson/Shipley) Meils.
Harold (Hal) sustained a brain injury at birth. He had many challenges in life, but they never slowed him down. He grew up spending many summer weekends at Elson’s Ponderosa Campground in Monticello, IN and had many adventures there with his siblings and cousins.
At the age of 10, Hal began to help manage the Immaculate Heart of Mary CYO football team. The kids and coaches adored him. He did this for many years. Hal graduated from Broad Ripple High School (like his dad before him) in 1983. Hal lived independently in Broad Ripple for many years. He was a fixture in the community and became known as the “Mayor of Broad Ripple”. He was proud of that title. He worked at many establishments in the Broad Ripple area from 1983 – 2014 including the American Legion, The Vogue and Northside Social.
Hal never met a stranger. He had friends from all walks of life who always looked out for him. He loved his family and all of the family fur babies. He loved cars, going to car shows, riding his bike around Broad Ripple, fishing and the Colts.
Hal is survived by sisters Stacey (Shipley) Harris, Suzanne Shipley (Dwayne Kress), Brandi Chandler (Adam), Stepmother Patti Shipley, nieces Erin Dvorak (Sean) and Sarah Shipley, nephews Zach Harris, Louis Chandler and Calvin Chandler, great niece Penelope Dvorak, great nephew Ivan Dvorak and many aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends.
Hal is preceded in death by his parents MaryKay (Elson/Shipley) Meils and Harold L. Shipley, his brother-in-law David Harris and nephew Charlie Harris.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

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