Ralph Tippey

Ralph L. Tippey, 69, of Canton died at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born Feb. 25, 1935, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, a son of Clem and Grace Mae Dutton Tippey. He married Lee Etta Spicer on Sept. 25, 1955, in Beardstown. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Delbert (and Jacalyn) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Darold (and Karen) of Neenah, Wis.; one daughter; Crystal (and Douglas) Offermann of Zion; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, Kenneth of Reedsport, Ore.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Keith and Willis.

He worked for International Harvester in Canton. He was a member of United Auto Workers.

Services will be private. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/2/2005 (pending) and 2/9/2005

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