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Mary Tipton

Mary Tipton

Mary Tipton, age 62, of 805 South 12th, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital. She was born on September 13, 1955 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Earl and Mildred (Brinkman) Darnell. She married Michael Tipton on May 3, 1975. He survives.

Mary graduated Notre Dame in 1973. Mary was currently employed at The Quincy Herald Whig. She had worked prior to that at Denman's, Merchant's and Maidrite all of Quincy. Mike was also employed at Maidrite on opposite shifts where she and Mike were introduced and started their courtship.

As a little girl Mary was involved in dance, participating in many dance competitions and swimming, particularly diving and attending diving competitions. As she got older she became an avid softball player as a catcher, where she was given her nickname "Yogi" or "Bear". Mary was the only girl out of her four other siblings, and she never let that stand in her way. She loved to camp, fish, bowl, and throw darts. She loved frogs where she was given her nickname "Toad" or as some would call her "Toady Jo Rae". She enjoyed working in her flower beds and canning.

Those who knew Mary, knew her for her contagious laugh, convoluted food preferences, obsession with Snoopy, her willingness to help others, involvement in her grandkids, and with her boys. Family was her priority and prominent part of her life. There were no strangers. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband, Mary is also survived by: THREE SONS: Anthony Tipton and his wife Bassant Abdelrahman of Lavon, TX; Joshua Tipton and his wife Jennifer of Hamilton, IL; and Dillon Tipton of Quincy. ELEVEN GRANDCHILDREN: Zorina Tipton; Aspen, Samantha, Desiree, Hunter, Payton and Olivia Justice; and Elijah, Nolan, Corinna and Ziggy Tipton.
TWO BROTHERS: Gary & Carol Darnell and Greg 'Butch' Darnell. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Thomas and Michael Darnell.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 9:15 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Dillon Tipton's college fund.

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From:
Marcia Brinkley
Hannibal, MO
Comments:
Mary will be missed by so many! I have so many memories from our childhood and I will cherish them! Hugs and prayers to all of you!
From:
Jennie McDermott
Quincy, IL
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When I saw her picture, I couldn't help but hear her laugh. We will all miss that. I'm so sorry I can't be there, but my thoughts are prayers are with you.
From:
cindy hatfield
quincy, IL
Comments:
my prayers for mike and boys and family yogi was a beautiful person she will be missed my heart is with u all so sorry

cindy hatfield
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Shirley Hoelscher
O'Fallon, MO
Comments:
love and sympathy to Mike and kids, loved my friend for 57 years, caring loving devoted wife, mother and grandma, always there when needed, will miss her terribly
From:
Nan and Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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What a smile Toad had all the time. She made you smile, too. A true blessing to all who got to know her. Peace to all the family.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Gary, Carol and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Sandy (Timpe) Kain
American Canyon, CA
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Sending prayers and love to Mike and the entire family. May you feel the loving embrace of God as you mourn your loss and celebrate her life and love for all of you.
From:
Ron & Melody Clark
Chatham, IL
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Mike, we are so sorry to hear about Mary. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for you and the kids. God bless!
From:
Debbie Hampton (Wilkening)
Fallbrook, CA
Comments:
I will sooooo miss Mary even though we were separated by miles. Our memories as kids were great fun. We were BEST friends for years and years, living across the street. We did everything together when we were young, swimming, dancing, diving, camping, fishing, halloween and laughing so hard we wet our pants!! We were inseparable. My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of her family! My tears and my heart will always remember her!
All my love,
Debbie Hampton (Wilkening)
(known as Debbie-doodle-bug to her brothers)