Willis Tippey

Willis TippeyWillis Tippey, 75, of Astoria died at 3:37 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

He was born April 12, 1927, in Woodland Township, a son of Clem and Grace May Dutton Tippey. He married Eileen Collins on Oct. 26, 1947, in Astoria. She survives.

Surviving are five daughters, Carol Del Santo of Herrin, Mary Jo (and Ron) Bates of Tuscon, Ariz., Reta (and George) Doubet of Astoria, Rita (and Kevin) Oliver of Canton and Sandy (and Steve) Wittig of Astoria; three sons, Allen (and Martha) and James (and Debbie), both of Rushville, and David (and Jerri) of Belleville; two brothers, Kenneth (and Connie) of Reedsport, Ore., and Ralph (and Lee Etta) of Canton; 20 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

He had been a farmer and an exterior decorator. He also owned and operated Tippey's Concrete Products for 33 years, retiring in 1998.

He was a charter member of Astoria Lions Club, International Order of Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges of Vermont.

He was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church, where he served on the church board for more than 20 years.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at his church with Marian Stone officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Rescue Squad or his church.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2002

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