Connie Rose Hipkins

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Connie Rose Hipkins, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at her home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Tuscola, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Alma (Brinkley) Butler. On Sept. 5, 1987, in California, she was united in marriage to Nelson Hipkins, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Ronnie Huffines; and one brother, Bobby Berry.

Survivors include: one son, Keenan “Chip” Pierce of California; three daughters, Teresa “Sue” Cuna, Lori Lecure and her husband Tim and Angela “Angel” Blevins and her husband Ted all of Shell Knob; one sister, Doris “DeeDee” Blackburn and her husband Jim of Kingman, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She resided in California several years where she was an electronic technician at Otis Elevator. In 1993, she moved from California to Shell Knob to make her home. She was a member of First Christian Church in Shell Knob and VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Pastor Tom Rees will conduct the services.

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