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Joan Sutton Shipman


January 8, 2018

Joan Sutton Shipman, 96, of Brevard, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at The Oaks of Brevard.

She and her twin sister, Doris, were born Sept. 30, 1921, in Safron Walden, Essex, England to Alfred William and Emily Mary Freestone Sutton.

She trained as a nanny and worked for several years for a family in her hometown. When World War II began Joan signed up with Women’s Land Army and was posted to Dines Farm north of Culchester.

She often talked about how frozen her hands were as she pulled sugar beets from the fields in winter and how they watched the planes as they left the surroundi...

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