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Ruth Ann Tippy

August 17, 1937 — March 10, 2019

Ruth Ann Tippy, the daughter of Roy and Marie (Fuhrman) Tippy, was born in Cherokee, IA on August 17, 1937. She attended I.C. Catholic Schools, and graduated with the class of 1956. Following graduation, Ruth attended X-ray and Lab School in Minneapolis. Her first job was working as a lab technician in Ames, IA. She also worked in X-ray and lab in Colorado for five years. Eventually, she moved back to her home town, and headed the X-ray department at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital for many years. Unfortunately, her health forced her into early retirement.

 Ruth enjoyed sewing reheatable rice bags; she made thousands of them over the years, and it gave her great joy to give them away. She enjoyed spending time with her faithful companion, Charlie—a mixed Fox Terrier who was a very important part of her life. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

 On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Ruth passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

 Survivors include her brothers: Joe (Patricia) Tippy of Saulkville, WI, and Mike (Karmen) Tippy of Cherokee, IA, and sister, Pat Miller of Cleghorn, IA; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Msgr. Kenneth Seifried
Andrew Kennedy
Bobby Day
Jerome Day
Luke Day
Daniel Kennedy
Tony Miller
Mark Sefcik
Mark Kennedy

Honorary Bearers
Hallie Kennedy
Drew Kennedy
Brendan Kennedy
Public visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves
Vocalists- IC Funeral Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa
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