Gwen Neita Hipp

(August 17, 1947 – July 11, 2012)
Gwen N. Hipp, age 64 years, of Hoisington, Kansas, passed away as a result of an automobile accident north of Great Bend, Kansas on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Gwen was born on August 17, 1947 at Hutchinson, Kansas to Byron Ray and M. Gladys (Brown) Glaze. She moved with her family to Dodge City, Wichita, and Larned, Kansas, and graduated from Larned High School in 1966. She then attended college at Fort Hays State College in Hays, Kansas for one year. Gwen was united in marriage to Ernest L. Hipp on October 10, 1981 at Great Bend, Kansas, and lived in Great Bend and Pawnee Rock before moving to Hoisington about a year ago. She was involved in 4-H with her children in their younger years, and enjoyed crafting, collecting frogs, driving, and spending time with her grandchildren. Gwen was a member of the First Street Church of God in Hoisington, Kansas.
Survivors include three sons: W. Ray (and his wife, Kelly) Lang of N. Las Vegas, Nevada, Brian C. (and his wife, Brandy) Lang of Great Bend, Kansas and Joseph W. (and his wife, Melissa) Hipp of Hoisington, Kansas; one daughter, Mara K. (and her husband, Dustin) Mattheyer of Ellis, Kansas; nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers: Eldon W. (and his wife, Kathy) Glaze of Larned, Kansas and Errol R. Glaze of Mirando City, Texas; nieces & nephews. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ernest L. Hipp on July 31, 1990.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the First Street Church of God in Hoisington, Kansas with Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Interment will be at 1:30 PM on Monday at the Great Bend City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, and then at the church from 9:30 to 10:20 AM on Monday. Memorials may be directed to the Gwen Hipp Memorial Fund.


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