Obituary of Judy Tripp

Judy Tripp passed from this life July 24, 2020, at her home in rural Fort Scott, KS.  She was born July 8, 1940, the daughter of Lawrence and Cloye (Zentner) Tripp in Algona, Iowa.  She attended Beloit schools.  She married Don White in 1957, Lincoln KS, and had 4 children. They later divorced.  Don preceded her in death in 2015.

In the past, she worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years as a nurse’s aide in Lincoln and Uniontown.  She enjoyed volunteering for Pastoral Care at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, KS.  She cleaned many houses in the community, creating lasting friendships.  She utilized her nursing skills to help with their care during times of illness.  She enjoyed pleasure cruises with family and friends and seeing the different ports.  Family get-togethers were always filled with laughter and good memories.  She enjoyed living in the country with her house dog, Sugar.  

Survivors include 4 children:  Donald Jr. (Connie), Debra (Dave) Duffey, Ricky (Lisa) White, David (Brenda) White. 16 Grandchildren: Anthony (Shelly) White, Tiffany White, Natasha (Tom Reifschneider) Reed, Nicole (Tim) Brown, Nathaniel (Ashley) Collins, Joseph (Kristen) Duffey, Jacob Duffey, Sunnie (Ben) Bishop, Ashley Boyle,  Matthew Hanson, Erica (Kale) Schmid, Daniel (Sadie Small) White, Michael White, David M. White, Joshua (Cortney Sherman) White, Jessica White. 28 Great Grandchildren:  Brittany White, Lainie White, John Reed, Victoria Reed, Andrew Reed, Tyler Reed, Dillon Reifschneider, Austin Collins, Nicholas (Katleyn) Ragan, Mackenzie Brown, Abbigale, Brown, Owen Brown, Lillie Brown, Jasper Collins, Sampson Collins, Augie Collins, Myles Duffey, Paige McBride, Carisa McBride, Ayden McBride, Brynna Bishop, Izaac Hanson, Tate Hanson, Brylee White, Avery White (due in August),Jaxson White, Jamison White, and Charlotte White. 1 Great Great Granddaughter: Riley Ragan. A brother: Earl Tripp and wife Mary. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Victor and Robert Tripp, and her parents.

Visitation is 10 a.m. Monday, July 27th, at the Hiattville Methodist Church, Hiattville KS.  Pastor Carl Ellis will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Hiattville Methodist Church. The burial and memorial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials can be made to the Hiattville Methodist Church in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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