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November 15, 2018

11/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
Iva Fern Hipskind, 91, Hopewell Baptist Church

Iva Fern Hipskind, 91, of Osgood died at 8 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Aspen Place in Greensburg.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial was at Flat Rock Cemetery. Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

Mrs. Hipskind was a 1945 graduate of Holton High School. She had worked as a switchboard operator at the Napoleon Telephone exchange and also was the chief pie baker for the Dunbar and Bultman Restaurant in Osgood. She later worked at JCPenney's in Columbus as well as the Bartholomew County Health Department. For many years, Mrs. Hipskind was a member of the Union Flat Rock Baptist Church near Osgood and was currently a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. At Hopewell she was responsible for sewing all the costumes for the Easter drama "The Sound of the Nails."

Born at Locksprings August 28, 1927, Mrs. Hipskind was the daughter of Earl and Ruth Toops Hull. She was married to Jack Hipskind May 8, 1991 and he preceded her in death February 6, 2004.

Survivors include sons Lyle (Aki) Bultman of Naples, Florida, and Lynn (Mary) Bultman of St. Charles, Missouri; daughter, Irish (Jim) Stockard of Versailles; grandchildren, Michelle (Todd) Tracy of San Jose, California, Laura (John) Prindle of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Jeremy (Brandy) King of Dayton, Ohio; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale (Lois) Hull of San Diego, California.

Mrs. Hipskind was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Memorials to Hope-well Baptist Church building fund c/o the funeral home.

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