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Alice Katherine Hipple was born at Bloomington, Nebraska, on November 15, 1919, the eldest child of John and Lydia (Schutte) Stolting. She died on August 10, 2007, at the Golden Living Center, in Franklin, Nebraska, having attained the age of 87 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
Alice attended schools at Kensington, Kansas, until her father's health failed and she stayed at home to help on the farm. She married Oliver Borland Hipple on October 23, 1946, at Bloomington, Nebraska. They conducted farming and ranching operations in northern Smith County, Kansas, until their retirement in 1973. From April to December of 1973, they lived in Kensington, Kansas. Oliver and Alice then made her home in Bloomington, Nebraska. Oliver passed away on February 8, 1974. Alice continued to live in Bloomington, until ill health made it necessary for her to have additional assistance with the everyday activities of life.
Oliver and Alice adopted a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hipple, who passed away on December 7, 1996.
She is survived by her two sisters - Eleanor LeBay of Overland Park, Kansas, and Esther and husband, Arnold Gackstatter of Newton, Kansas; niece, Judy and husband, Steve Johnson of Overland Park, Kansas; grand-niece Julie, and grand-nephews - Gary and Scott.
Alice loved the outdoors and did much of the farming while her father was disabled. After she and Oliver were married, she helped him with the work on their farm.
A celebration of life service for Alice K. Hipple was held Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hutchins Funeral Chapel, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Ronald Kuehner officiating. Mrs. Debra James was the organist, and the hymns were: "Amazing Grace," "Beautiful Savior," and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Casket bearers were: Lyle Johnson, Bill Saathoff, Verlin Obering, Lyle Syiles, Doug Kahrs, and Vernon Duncan. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska, beside her husband and daughter. The family suggests memorials to Grace Lutheran Church, Franklin, Nebraska, or Golden Living Center, Franklin, Nebraska.
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