Iva Fern Hipskind

first_imgIva Fern Hipskind, 91, of Osgood passed away at 8am, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Aspen Place in Greensburg. She was born at Locksprings near Osgood on August 28, 1927 the daughter of Earl and Ruth Toops Hull. She was married to Jack Hipskind on May 8, 1991 and he preceded her in death on February 6, 2004. Survivors include two sons Lyle (Aki) Bultman of Naples, Florida, and Lynn (Mary) Bultman of St. Charles, Missouri; one daughter Irish (Jim) Stockard of Versailles; three 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 Mason and Declan Tracy, and Samuel King; one brother Dale (Lois) Hull of San Diego, California, and also her aunt Edith Comer of Osgood. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Hipskind was a 1945 graduate of Holton High School. In her younger years Fern 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 JC Penny’s in Columbus as well as the Bartholomew County Health Department. For many years Fern 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” and was also well known at the church and in the community for her pies. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 5th at 11am at the Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Ty Choate officiating. Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.last_img

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