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Nellie Joanna TiptonJanuary 22, 1930 ~ December 11, 2017 (age 87)
Nellie Joanna Tipton
Nellie Joanna Tipton, 87 years old, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017 at her home.
Joanna was born January 22, 1930 in Sullivan County to Raymond James and Lucy Mabel (Montgomery) Eddy. On August 21, 1946 in Unionville, Missouri, she married William John “Bill” Tipton, he preceded her in death August 5, 2003.
Survivors include: One son, James Tipton of Milan; three daughters, Peggy Callahan of Milan, Karen Hale and husband Dean of Green City, and Joan Brummitt of Milan; 8 grandchildren, Kevin Alexander (Patti), Steven Alexander (Terry), Angie Shuey (Rick), Heather Partin (Ron Dodson), Ansil Hale (Rachel), Christopher Pickering (Melissa), Zackery Pickering (Jessica Klinger), and Lacey Hellman (Chris); 23 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren; one sister, Pauline Trask of Bethany, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Bill; one brother, Vernon Eddy; two sisters, Velda King and Mary Ruth Crouse; and a son-in-law, Alfred Callahan.
Joanna lived most of her life in the Milan area. She was a member of the Milan Christian Church, where she served in the card ministry. She worked for a time as a telephone operator and at the Dime Store before working at ConAgra for over 40 years. She also helped her husband on the farm, was a housewife and mother. Joanna enjoyed doing word searches and puzzles, but her favorite times were spent with her grandbabies.
Funeral services for Joanna will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. A visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service, starting at 1:00 PM.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Card Ministry or Hospice of Northeast Missouri.