|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1912|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 2010|
Ruth L. Lippincott, age 97, died Friday, July 16, 2010, at the Blair Memorial Community Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Blair.
Ruth Louise Flynn was born Nov. 8, 1912, to Richard P. and Ruth (Harris) Flynn at their farm home 6 miles north of Ord. She attended grades 1 through 8 at Valley County District 12 and graduated from Ord High School in 1929. She taught school two years at District 63 in Valley County near Elyria.
In 1931, she moved to Blair as her parents had moved to the Roberts-Rose Ranch, which became the Flynn Field dairy farm. She attended Dana College one semester that fall, until a teaching job became available at Pleasant View School District # 13. She taught there for four and a half years and then two more years at Rose Hill School.
While she was teaching at Pleasant View School, she met her husband-to-be, Richard J. Lippincott. They were married on Dec. 27, 1937. She left the teaching profession to become a farmer's wife and a mother of three children.
From 1967 to 1993, she worked in the dietary department at Crowell Memorial Home.
Mrs. Lippincott was actively involved in the Methodist Church and UMW Circles, Riverview Grange (charter member), Bench Community Club, 3 Bs Extension Club, the Washington County Recycling Center, Blair Farmer's Market, and the Blair Horticulture Society. Her hobbies included doing the daily crossword puzzle, embroidery, and gardening.
She is survived by her children, Susan and Kurt Halverson of Chandler, Ariz.; James R. and Darrylin Lippincott of Blair; Mary and Greg Busby of Prairie Village, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Isabel Shapnek of Scotia, N.Y. ; one brother, Eugene Flynn; sisters-in-law, Katy Flynn and Jean Flynn; brother-in-law Don Lippincott, all of Blair; and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; sister, Margaret Phillips; and four brothers: Richard, Robert, Thomas, and Adrian Flynn.
Memorials are suggested to the Memorial Community Hospital Foundation.
Richard Patrick Flynn (1885 - 1969)
Ruth Hester Harris Flynn (1884 - 1983)
Richard Lippincott (1912 - 2007)
Created by: Nancy Galaway
Record added: Nov 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80062453
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