Sheila Ann Kipling

Feb 20, 1957 – Dec 28, 2015

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Sheila Ann Kipling (Vanous) died December 28th 2015 in Federal Way.

She was born February 20th 1957 in Bismarck, N.D. to Emil and Alice Vanous. She enjoyed camping, music, softball and spending time with family and friends. Sheila was an electrician by trade and beloved sister, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son Brent and daughter Whitney, granddaughters Moira and Jocelyn, Also her two sisters Sharon and Shelley and her brother Doug.

                Sheila will be remembered as a strong, independent woman who wasn’t afraid to speak what was on her mind. She was a protector by nature and would do anything to help the ones she loved. We gather to celebrate her life on January 15th 2016 at Bonney-Watson Funeral Home in Federal Way, WA. Memorial services will begin at 11am followed by a celebration service from 12pm to 3pm. Please feel free to join us while we celebrate her life.


Oct 22, 2016


Dana Wright McKinley
Spokane Valley, WA
Jan 14, 2016

So very sorry to hear about Sheila. My thoughts and prayers for all of your family. Sheila and I grew up in the same neighborhood and we were close friends for quite a few years. Unfortunately, we lost touch a long time ago.

Deborah Kilgore
Federal Way , WA
Jan 11, 2016

Sincere condolences to the family. I know that Sheila will missed by many. Love and Blessings!

Ksren McDonald
Auburn, WA
Jan 10, 2016

So sad for the loss of Sheila. Sending love and hugs to Brent and Robin and their girls, and to Whitney.

Wendy Hanson
Puyallup, WA
Jan 7, 2016

So very sorry Deb and Doug. I know how much she was loved. She will surely be missed. Love you all and pray the Lord will comfort all of you and the family!

Penny Flynn-Mutal
Mesa, AZ
Jan 7, 2016

So sadden by the news of Sheila passing.

Your family an you will be in my prayers,during this difficult time.

RIP Sheila

Lynn Coonfield-Ballard
Des Moines, Wa
Jan 7, 2016

So sincerley saddened by your family's loss.


Growing up in the same neighborhood we were never close but I hope that all life's turns took you to where you wanted to go. Rest in peace until we meet again!

Bert Faille
Redmond, Wa.
Jan 6, 2016

There is not enough words to say how so sorry I am for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Been a rough year. We have to remember all our good memories. I love you guys.

Renea Dockter
Bismarck, ND
Jan 6, 2016

Don't even have the words to express our condolences to your family as you go through losing your sister as well as both of your parents in such a short period of time. Know that Fern and family have you in our prayers. Hugs to your family.

Sharon & Perry Vanous
Grand Rapids , MN
Jan 6, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family as you once again go through a painful time. We can't imagine what this is like for you but, knowing she is no longer hurting is a blessing and God's grace will be with you.

Tracey Weller Myrrell
Puyallup, Wa
Jan 6, 2016

Sheila we went to school together. I remember your smiling face and your sassy attitude. You added a lot to the whole school experience. You will be missed!

Mike & Jo Vaughn
Port Orchard, WA
Jan 6, 2016

So very sorry that you lost your sister, Doug, Sharon & Shelley. I can't even imagine how it must feel. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ethan & Sara McDonald
Hermiston, OR
Jan 6, 2016

My heart breaks for the loss of Sheila. Love and prayers to Brent & Whitney.

Karalu Bradley
Arlington, wa
Jan 6, 2016

We are so sorry for all the loss you have all been through this past year. I love that your parents named all you girls with S names. That makes me smile. Love, The Bradley Family

ardes page
warner robins, ga
Jan 6, 2016

so sorry for another loss in your family ,but we are from a very large family and we all feel your pain during this time

Arlet Vanous Grinnell
Lansing , Mi
Jan 6, 2016

sorry for your loss

Jeff Markley
Kent, WA
Jan 5, 2016

Debra Vanous
Enumclaw, WA
Jan 5, 2016

I will miss you dear sister-in-law. May you rest in peace.

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