Tomasa Shipkin, 84, of Elgin, passed away on October 16, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL.  She was born in Puerto Rico on September 18, 1934 to her loving parents, Facundo and Patricia Negron (nee Hernandez).

Tomasa worked for Hoffer Plastics for many years. She married the love of her life, Jordan, after meeting at the movies when he offered her popcorn.

In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and making stained glass art.

Tomasa was preceded in death by her husband, Jordan Shipkin. her brothers Rene and Fred Negron.

Tomasa is survived by her siblings, Nilsa Anderson, Ruben Negron, Cointa Gayo, Eliso Negron, and Vidal Negron; cousin Ruperto Acevedo; and her nieces and nephews, Jenny Lopez, Joseph Negron, Judy Negron, Rene J. Negron, Jerry Negron, Sammy Negron, and Alex Negron.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m. 8:00p.m. Thursday October 18, 2018 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.  Visitation will continue 10:00a.m Friday October 19, 2018 until time of service at 11:00a.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, Father Robert Camacho officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 1001 Villa St., Elgin IL 60120.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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