In Memory of Ivy Bell Neukirch
Ivy Bell, daughter of Lewis A. and Sarah Elizabeth Pippig, was born near DeGraffe, Kansas on December 25, 1885, and passed away at the Alva Share Medical Center on April 30, 1974 at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 5 days.
She attended school in Chelsea and DeGraffe, both in Butler County, Kansas.
Miss Pippig was married to Fred Neukirch at Cassoday, Kansas on April 13, 1904, and to their marriage, eleven children were born. Mr. Neukirch passed away on June 19, 1961.
They came to Woods County, in the area of Lookout in 1920 from Cassoday, Kansas, and lived there until 1944 at which time they went to El Dorado, Kansas; coming to Alva to make their home in 1946.
Mrs. Neukirch has been a member of the Alva Church of the Nazarene since coming to Alva in 1946.
Ivy was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Parker; a son Frank; two grandchildren; a brother, Amos A. Pippig; four sisters: Mrs. Hallie Schuler, Mrs. Amy Hursh, Mrs. Lena Hoy, and Edith Esther Pippig.
She is survived by three daughters: Mrs. Mary (Cleator) Chase of Buffalo, Mrs. Gladys (Ed) Link of Alva, and Mrs. Hazel (Bert) Hall of Towanda, Kansas; six sons: Lewis of Cassoday, Kansas, Leslie of Severy, Kansas, George of Eckley, Colorado, William of Coldwater, Kansas, Fred Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, and Reigh of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-seven great grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Pippig of EL Dorado, Kansas; a number of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
Casket Bearers “Nephews” A. J. Hoy, Herbert Hoy, John Hoy, Herman Schuler, Frank Schuler and Newton Schuler.
Arrangements By: Wharton Funeral Chapel, 1302 Oklahoma Boulevard, Alva, Oklahoma.
Lewis August Neukirch
Leslie Merle Neukirch
George E. Neukirch
William Keith Neukirch
Mary Elizabeth Neukirch Chase
Gladys Lucille Neukirch Link
Hazel Aline Neukirch Hall
Reigh Glen Neukirch