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Helen Stipp

August 8, 1931 January 27, 2019
Helen Stipp
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Obituary for Helen Stipp

Helen Stipp, 87, of Erie, passed away at 11:48 p.m., Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the Guest Home Estates in Erie. She had been in failing health.

She was born on August 8, 1931 at Thayer to Lloyd and Nona (Hizey) Gough. Helen grew up in the Thayer and Galesburg area and attended country schools and Thayer High School graduating in 1949.

She and Dean Stipp were married on February 28, 1949 at the Neosho County Courthouse steps in Erie. He preceded her in death on February 1, 2015.

Helen and Dean lived in the Thayer and Galesburg area for several years before making their home at Erie in 1960. Helen was a homemaker and also drove a school bus for CUSD 101 school district for special education children. She additionally worked a Western Auto in Erie for 10 years.

Helen enjoyed gardening, bird watching, going to bluegrass festivals and leading Bible study groups in her home. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family and going to the family cabin on Labor Day weekends. She attended the Erie Christian Church and the First Baptist Church at Erie.

She is survived by two sons, Lonnie Stipp, and his wife, Tohnjua of Erie and Gary Stipp, and his wife, Karen of Erie; two daughters, Vickie Smith of Erie and Donna Lowe, and her husband, Bill of Sand Springs, OK; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; her brother, Bill Gough of The Villages, FL; his sister, Lois Kramer of Galesburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her brother, Glen Gough.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie with Pastor Kenny Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home in Erie from 6 to 8 Thursday evening. Memorials are suggested to Kindred Hospice or to the Guest Home Estates and these may be left at or mailed to the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 113 S. Main St., P.O. Box 182 Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralserivces.com


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Visitation

Thursday

31

Jan

6:00 PM 1/31/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/31/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home

113 South Main Street
Erie, KS 66733

The family will receive friends at the Pierce-Carson-Wall in Erie from 6 to 8 Thursday evening.

Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home
113 South Main Street Erie 66733 KS
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

1

Feb

10:00 AM 2/1/2019 10:00:00 AM
Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home

113 South Main Street
Erie, KS 66733

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie with Pastor Kenny Richards officiating. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery.

Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home
113 South Main Street Erie 66733 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rooks Road
Erie, KS 66733

Rooks Road Erie 66733 KS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kindred Hospice

Guest Home Estates of Erie

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