Dolores Frances "Dee" (Unangst) Tippy

Born: Tue., Aug. 13, 1929
Died: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018

No services to be held

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Dolores Frances “Dee” Tippy, 89, Kokomo, passed away at 9:05 am Monday December 31, 2018, at Fort Wayne Visiting Nurses Hospice in Fort Wayne.  She was born August 13, 1929, in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of the late Sterling & Elanor (Stein) Unangst.  She married Gene Richard Tippy and he survives. 

Dee graduated from Liberty High School, and served as a real estate agent and broker for Century 21 in Central Indiana for 62 years.  She enjoyed reading, sewing, lunches with her family, and was an animal lover. 

Along with her husband Gene, Dee is survived by her children, George William Conwell Jr., Kokomo,  Colleen Anne (Mike) Powell, Kokomo, Michael Allen (Elisabeth) Conwell, Virginia Beach, VA, and Mary Frances (Barry) Sandlin, Kokomo; grandchildren, Jennifer (Matthew) Powell, Fairfield, IA, Meghan (Waylon) Henry, Frankfort, Marc Conwell, Virginia Beach, VA,  Gregory Powell, Kokomo, Bailey Rene Sandlin, Indianapolis, and Patrick Sterling Sandlin, Kokomo, along with several great-grandchildren; and sister, Cathryn Cunningham. 

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Rosemary Young, Sterling John Unangst, and James Unangst; and grandson, Jonathon Powell.

In keeping with Dee’s wishes, no services will be held.  Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dee’s memory to the Kokomo Community Cats TNR, PO Box 85, Kokomo, IN 46903, or the Kokomo Humane Society, 729 E. Hoffer Street, Kokomo, IN 46902.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Condolence to the Unangst & Tippy families. No doubt Dolores Tippy will be fondly remembered. As you cherish the many memories, reflect on the time when sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised & Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19) May God’s word comfort you each day, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! (Joshua 23:14)

   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I met Dee at Olive Garden, where her and Alice were having lunch. I was their waitress that day. They both ordered hot tea- which was normally something I dreaded putting together. However, these women were so kind from the very beginning, I didn't mind it at all, and we had wonderful conversation their entire meal. We talked about her career real estate and how much she had enjoyed it. I told her I had always been interested in real estate and she lit up with excitement for me. She thought I would be great at it and gave me her name and number and told me to come see her at the office, which I did a few days later. I am now working at a real estate agency and hope to get my license in the near future and I owe that all to her and Alice. I will forever remember the day I met them both. Not only did they take care of me and make my entire day better, they also made friends with the women at the table next to them and bought their lunch.
May her sweet soul rest in peace. You're an inspiration Dee. <3

Abby Tippy Bell
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Cousin Gene,

I was so sorry to read of Dee's passing. You have all my sympathy. I'm ashamed that I haven't kept up with family like I should have. You're in my prayers.