Oretta Tippey

Oretta TippeyOretta C. Tippey, 88, of Lewistown died at 12:52 p.m. Feb. 2, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born July 10, 1924, in rural Melissa, Texas, a daughter of Joe A. and Eula J. Thompson Davis. She married Donald E. Tippey on Oct. 5, 1946, in Lewistown. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2010.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter and three brothers.

Surviving are two sons, Barry (and Barbara) Tippey of Lexington, Ky., and Chris Tippey of Pekin; one daughter, Janie (and Jeff) Shumaker of Lewistown; three sisters, Pearl Caudell and Veda Lynn Mullinix, both of McKinney, Texas, and Orlena Rigsby of Plano, Texas; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown where she was active in Dorcas Circle.

Services were held Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown with Reverend Bob Miner officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown.

Condolences may be sent to www.henrylange.com.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/6/2013

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