Louella C. Kipp, 91, of Anna, died at 2:25 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta.
She was born April 29, 1922, in Kettlersville, to the late Amanda (Egbert) and Ernst Brokreide. On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Eldred L. “Bud” Kipp Sr. in Gainesville, Texas, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2009.
Surviving are five children, Eldred (Sally) Kipp Jr., of Anna, Cheryl (Peter) Conidaris, of Lima, John (Kathy) Kipp, of Anna, Anna (Carl King) Saunders, of Anna, and Betty (Charles) Steffeck, of San Jose, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Lola Shopp, of New Knoxville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, August Brockreide; and a sister-in-law, Lillian Motsinger.
Mrs. Kipp was a lifetime member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville, where she was actively involved in the Women’s Guild. She attended grade school in Kettlersville, and was a graduate of Anna High School. She was a member of the Hawthorne Chapter 119 of the Eastern Star of St. Marys, the Wapakoneta F.O.E. Lodge, the New Bremen Senior Citizens, a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 241 Auxiliary of New Bremen, and lifetime member of the I.U.E. AFL-CIO 725 of Sidney. Mrs. Kipp was a homemaker, and also retired in 1984 from the Copeland Corporation of Sidney.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Kettlersville, with the Rev. Charles Moeller officiating. Burial is to follow at Schwaberow Cemetery, in Kettlersville.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church memorial fund.
Condolences to the Kipp family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.