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Ruby Virginia Knipp

November 22, 1923 — January 29, 2018

Ruby Virginia Knipp, age 94 of Tipton, Missouri passed away Monday evening with family by her side at Tipton Oak Manor.

Ruby was born November 1923 near Bunceton, Missouri to Louis Frank and Anna Laura Rogers Watring. She grew up in the area graduating from Syracuse High School. Around 1943, while attending a dance at the log cabin in Syracuse, she met George Wm. Richardson who was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for a time and was passing through. In 1944, the two were married. They resided in Atlanta, Georgia and were blessed with three children. Early in 1957 the family moved back to Tipton. Ruby’s husband died unexpectedly in November of 1957 leaving Ruby to finish raising her family alone. She went to work at Weber Shoe Co. in Tipton for the next 10 years.

Ruby became Mrs. Louis O. Knipp, Jr. in 1968 which immediately enlarged her family. She and Louis were happily married until his passing in 1991.

Though she had some rough times, Ruby loved life and was very active. Some of her favorite activities were bowling, square dancing and playing cards with friends. She played a big part in caring for her grandkids and great-grandkids, loving every minute of it.

Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; brothers John, Jack, Jim, Jewell, Ed and Jerry Watring and one infant brother; sisters Mildred Thomas, Lillian Rimel, Anna Hirst, Margaret Klein and one infant sister; step son Gary Knipp; son-in-law Ronald Brown; her great, great-granddaughter Paisley Hibdon.

Those surviving Ruby are her son Robert Richardson and his wife Sandra of Michigan; step sons Greg Knipp and Mark Knipp and his wife Diane all of Tipton; daughters Janet Brown of Tipton, Lynn Oxford and her husband Rick of Versailles, Missouri; step-daughters Tammy Knipp of Florida, Betsy Schmidt and her husband Tom of Clarksburg, Missouri; brother Jay Watring of Tipton, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Tipton, Missouri with burial immediately following at St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton from 5 to 7 P.M. on Thursday , February 1, 2018. Rosary will be held at 4:30 P.M. prior to visitation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meisenheimer Funeral Home - Tipton
545 Highway 50 E
Tipton, Missouri 65081

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 02, 2018
10:00 AM

St. Andrews Catholic Church
106 W Cooper St
Tipton, MO 65081

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