Geraldine Catherine Kipp, 90, Iola, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Olathe Medical Center from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident west of Iola.
Geraldine was born June 9, 1923, in Woodson County, the daughter of Richard and Katherine (Denner) Drain. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1941. She was employed by the ASCS office at the Woodson County Courthouse from 1941 to 1951.
Geraldine was united in marriage to Anthony “Tony” Kipp on Oct. 18, 1950, at St. Mary’s Church, Owl Creek. They made their home at Yates Center before moving to Iola in 1954. She helped Tony manage their farms west of Iola. Mr. Kipp preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1994.
She was a member of St. John’s Church, Iola, the Altar Society of the church, St. John’s Sewing Group and a former member of Iola FCE. She especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include: one son, Steven (Marilyn) Kipp, Iola; four daughters, Mary (Michael) Oberg, Olathe, Joan (Dale) LaRue, Moran, Patricia (David) Shryock, Tucson, Ariz., and Nancy (Larry) Prohaska, Atchison; daughter-in-law, Gail Kipp, Lawrence; one brother, James Drain, Pagosa Springs, Colo.; one sister, Betty Mansfield, Kansas City, Mo.; ten grandchildren: Maria Roth, Jeremy Oberg, Jonathan LaRue, Jacqueline Gabbert, Emily, Clare and Laura Prohaska, Brian Johnson, and Peter and Andrew Kipp; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Audrey Roth.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Gerald Kipp, one brother, Charles Drain and one sister, Margaret Drain, BVM.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m., Saturday at St. John’s Parish Hall in Iola prior to the rosary.
Parish rosary will be at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola prior to mass.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. Fr. John Miller and Deacon Ted Stahl will be celebrants. Burial will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery at Piqua.
Memorials may be made to Wichita Diocesan Seminary Fund or Allen Community College Endowment Fund. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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