Darel Irene Tipmore

January 31, 2017

Darel Irene Tipmore, 96, of Rossville, IN, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Milner Community Healthcare in Rossville.  She was born December 9, 1920, in Renfro Hollow, Tennessee to the late Walter Lee and Luella Rice Decker.  On June 9, 1939 she married the late Claude Dewey Tipmore in Frankfort, IN.  He preceded her in death on August 27, 2008.  Mrs. Tipmore attended both Rossville and Scroggy schools.  She lived in Manson before moving to Rossville in 1954.  Darel and her husband farmed in Manson, owned Tipmore’s Drug Store, Texaco Station, and Darel’s Café all in Rossville.  She spent the remainder of her working years at the Purdue State Seed Lab and retired in 1984.  She loved reading, playing cards, working crosswords and puzzle books, and spending the winters in Florida with her sister.

Visitation and Services

Family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017. Funeral Service will begin at 2 PM following the visitation at the Archer Weston Chapel, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN. Chuck Foster will officiate and burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort, IN.

Survived by:

Surviving are a son, Dewey (Kay) Tipmore of Bay City, MI; one daughter, Peggy Flora of rural Rossville; four grandchildren; Todd Tipmore, Bay City, MI; Kris (Lyle) Popp, Auburn, MI; Michelle (Charles) Murry, Flint, MI; Dawn (Kyle) McMains, Rossville, IN; A Sister Thelma VanDine of Brooksville, Florida, 11 great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother Tom Decker and two sisters, Wilma Decker Rice and Phyllis Decker Helmberger, and son-in-law George Flora.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Darel Irene Tipmore”

  1. Donna Schmutte February 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Aunt Darel you were loved by many and will be truly missed by all. I remember many good times at your home.

  2. Jaaice Reitz February 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    In loving memory to such a wonderful person. Had lots of fun playing cards with you. Rest In Peace.

  3. Nicci (Ankney) Colby (Jim & Pat Ankney’s daughter) February 1, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    We will miss Aunt Darel very much! Love and prayers to all of you!

  4. Janet Gish February 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Peggy, so sorry for your loss, my prayers are for you and your family. I’m still in Ruskin Fla.

  5. Janet Leader Reed. Lake City, MN February 2, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I am so sorry to read about your mother’s passing, Peggy and Dewey. My prayers are with you and your families. Hugs to you all.

  6. Don & Deb Decker February 2, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Aunt Darel could make anyone love bananas with her “Banana Salad” she always made at the family reunions. She mixed it fresh right before serving and I would watch her every year so I would know how to make it. She would also help the new comers to the family, learn cards and she would sit you right down beside her so she could help you when you needed it. She was kind, loving, soft spoken and firm in her beliefs. What a wonderful woman. She will be dearly missed. With all our Love, Don and Deb

  7. Rachelle Ankney (Jim & Pat VanDine Ankney’s daughter February 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Oh, Aunt Darel! I’ll miss hearing you and your sister, my grandma Thelma, trade stories and laugh so hard your sides would split. The teasing and love you shared for so so many years made the world a better place. I love you and miss you.

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