Tipton Tribune Tipton, Indiana 27 February 1956 Page 1
East Union Native Dies at Hospitalized Husband's Bedside Mrs. Myrtle Fippen, 65, a native of the East Union community who had resided near Paris Crossing, Ind., for the last, 15 years, died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon at the bedside of her husband in a Columbus hospital. The husband, Charles Fippen, who had been taken to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on February 8, was reported to be "doing well." Two sets of funeral services have been scheduled, with the first set for this afternoon at Paris Crossing, Snd the second for Tuesday at. 2 p.m. (CDT) in East Umion church; with burial in East Union cemetery. Mrs. Fippen was born in the East Union community on Sept. 20, 1890, the daughter of'Newton and Ella (Small) Sturdevant. She married Charles Fippen, like herself a native,of the area, on Dec. 24, 1911. The couple continued to live in Hamilton county, until 15 years ago, when they moved to the Jennings county 'community. Survivors include the hospitalized widower and three sons: Burton Fippen, of Indianapolis; George Fippen, of Fortville; and Bob Fippen, of North Vernon; as well as ten grandchildren. Also still living are two sisters, Mrs. Cecil niges and Mn. Sylvia 1 Osborne, of near Ekin, and four brothers, Gilbert Sturdevant, Leonard Sturdevant, and Fred Sturdevant, also of near Ekin; and Raymond Sturdevant, of Mechanicsburg.