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Martha Jane Kipker

Martha Jane Kipker, 93, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Logan Acres Care Center.

She was born in Wyandot County on April 24, 1919, a daughter of the late Sherman H. and Matilda Brandt Klinger.

On April 4, 1944, she married Harold E. Kipker in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 1991. She also was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her sons, James (Norma) Kipker of Bellefontaine and Harold (Cindy) Kipker of Hilliard; grandchildren, Terry and Debbie Kipker, Todd Kipker, Andrew and Mira Kipker, and Jenny Kipker; great-grandchildren, Terrance, Erica, Nathan, Shayla, Devin, Caitlin, Kelsey, Christy, Darren and Derrek; great-great-grandchildren, ShayLee, Keegan and Selby; stepgrandchildren, Suzanne and Eddie Andrews; and a sister, Roma Lawrence of Columbus.

A 1937 graduate of Nevada High School in Wyandot County, she worked for more than 30 years at Siemens in Bellefontaine.

She was a member of the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild and was a deacon at First Christian Church in Bellefontaine. She loved gardening and taking care of her flowers.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private family graveside services are at a later date in Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311; American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati 45206; and charities of the donors’ choices.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

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