Heather Dawn Shipp, 46, of Van Buren passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in a local hospital. She formerly worked at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and the telephone company at Sparks Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Thweatt and Bonnie (Bratcher) Thweatt. She enjoyed going to auctions and accompanying her husband.

Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ on Kibler Road in Van Buren, with Roger Russell and Wendell Heffington officiating under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by her husband, J.C. Shipp of the home; a stepson, Michael Shipp of the home; her adoptive parents, Sonny and Pamela Randolph of Carlisle; seven sisters, Shannon Nye of Hedgesville, W. Va., Angela Neibling of Highland, Kan., Rita Grumbles of Greenbrier, Maysie Allmond of Bosier City, La., Melody Wassell and Jamie Pinto, both of Sherwood, and April Simmons of Carlisle; and a brother, James Thweatt Jr. of Little Rock.

Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.