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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Steve Shipman

Steve Shipman

Owner/Funeral Director

Steve Shipman is the owner of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. Steve has over 30 years experience in the funeral profession, graduating from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. Steve is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, also holding a license in Oklahoma Preneed Insurance. Steve is the son of the late Dr. H.L. "Doc" Shipman and Charlotte Shipman. His parents owned and operated the Chouteau Clinic for many years in Chouteau, Oklahoma. Married for over 30 years to his wife, Pamela, they have one daughter, Christina Shipman - Pickup, who is also a licensed funeral director and works alongside her father at the Funeral Home.  Steve is a member of the First Baptist Church of Pryor, a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, a Master Mason in the Pryor Creek Masonic Lodge, a member of the Shrine in which he helps to raise awareness and funds for the Shriner's Hospitals and our area children in need of their services. Steve is an avid outdoorsman and motorcyclist.


Pamela Shipman

Pamela Shipman

Owner/Pre-need Counselor/Personalization Coordinator

Pamela Shipman is the wife of Steve Shipman and co-owner of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. She graduated from Wagoner High School in 1978 and obtained her associate degree in Management and Marketing from OSU Okmulgee. Pamela holds her insurance license with the State of Oklahoma and assists families with preneed funeral arrangements.Pamela and Steve have one daughter, Christina. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Pryor, serves on the Board of the Pryor Academic Excellence Foundation, is a member of the Beta Sigma Phi (Iota Tau) Sorority, is past President of the Pryor Creek Sertoma Club and a Charter Associate Member of the Mayes County Blue Star Mothers. Pamela is the funeral home personalization director and assists families in personalizing their loved ones funerals to truly be unique and individual to each loved ones life through the many personalizations the funeral home has to choose from.


Christina Shipman-Pickup

Christina Shipman-Pickup

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Christina is a licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer, graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013. She is a 2006 Pryor High School graduate and is married to our Director of Vault Operations, Randall Pickup and the daughter of owners, Steve & Pamela Shipman.

Christina is also a licensed insurance agent, specializing in pre - arrangement and life insurance


Randall Pickup

Randall Pickup

Director of Vault Operations



Mary Blankenship

Mary Blankenship

Funeral Support Staff



Mike Shipman

Mike Shipman

Mike Shipman is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business. Mike is the oldest son of the late Dr. "Doc" H.L. and Charlotte Shipman. He assists families in many areas of need. Families find themselves with a multitude of questions in the weeks and months before and after a death. Having a qualified professional person available to answer these difficult questions is a service we offer free of charge to all families. Feel free to call the funeral home if you need assistance in any of these areas or others.


Travis Lary

Travis Lary

Travis Lary has grown up in Pryor and graduated from PHS in 1998.  He married Kim (Lehr) Lary in May 1999, and they have 2 children, Madilyn and Logan.  Travis is employed with CFI/Terra Nitrogen and has worked in Operations for them since 2001.  He is on the Emergency Response Team at CFI.  Travis is also a volunteer firefighter for Pryor Fire Department.  He's also the VP for the Pryor Youth Basketball Organization, helps coach his son's baseball team, and is on the facilities team at Extreme Church where he and his family are active members.  Travis enjoys serving his community, his church, and helping people.


Mike Dunham

Mike Dunham

Support Staff



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