Shirley Tippie

April 14, 1947 - November 27, 2020
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Shirley E. Tippie age 73, of Lima passed away Friday, November 27,
2020 at Bluffton Mennonite Home. She was born April 14, 1947 in
Bluffton to the late Harold E. and Wava Marie Amstutz Bixel. She
married Charles Edwin Tippie Feb. 10, 1968 and he preceded her in death.
Shirley was a graduate of Lafayette Jackson High School in 1965.
Throughout high school she was active in music and athletics. She
retired from Rays Grocery Store after many years of service. During
her retirement years she enjoyed watching the Cavaliers, Cleveland
Indians and Ohio State Football. She also enjoyed playing clarinet in
the Lima Area Concert Band. Shirley formerly attended Lafayette
United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter Karen (Mitch) Oakley of Santa Fe, 2 grandsons, 2
great grandchildren, a brother Roger (Shirley) Bixel of Lima and a
sister Ruby (Mike) Logan of Harrod.
She was preceded in death by a son Charles Tippie in Oct. 4, 2004 and
a brother Norman Bixel.
A private family memorial service will be held with Rev. Wanda Werking
officiating at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Memorial
contributions may be given to the Women’s Health Center on Allentown
Road or to the American Cancer Society.

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Born: April 14, 1947
Died: November 27, 2020

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Carol Rodenkirchen posted on 12/4/20

It was sad to hear of Shirley,s passing. Enjoyed being in Lacb with Shirley. Will always remember her smile and friendly "Hi".


Kathleen Ruhlen posted on 12/1/20

Roger and Ruby I was shocked and saddened to learn of Shirley’s passing. I’m so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Despite her health issues Shirley always had a smile. She was a happy jolly lady. Heaven has another angel playing the clarinet in the heavenly band.


BRENDA J. KETCHAM posted on 11/30/20

My Dear Friend, you are free of your pain, we all prayed for you to get well. That was not to be. you were so good to me during my Cancer, surgery, chemo, and radiation, and even Dr. appointments. I remember how, you laugh at my silly little saying and craziness. You always said I made your day. You are the sister I never had. So much fun, good times on our outings..I will never forget. We shall meet again. Rest in Peace. Till we met again LOVE,LOVE sweet friend.


Jared Walsh posted on 11/30/20

I have been Shirley's accountant for many years, and I am so very sorry to hear that she passed last week. Please accept my sincere love and sympathy. I will miss her annual visit for her tax return. Jared Walsh