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Tony Tipton, 72, Olathe, KS passed away Wednesday, June 3rd at his home. He was born June 26, 1936 at the family home near Newkirk, Oklahoma to Melvin and Marie (Nadeau) Tipton.
Tony grew up in Arkansas City, Ks and graduated from Arkansas City High School. He married Mary Jean McKee in 1955. For many years he worked as a butcher in Arkansas City. In 1973, he married Barbara Clark. After retiring from Grief Bros. in 1999 he worked part-time for the Ottawa School District delivering lunches. He was an active member of the Overland Park Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tipton, Olathe, KS; son, Brad Tipton and Deanna, Yukon, OK; sons, Jeff and Merry Tipton and Scott and Darla Tipton, Arkansas City, KS; son, Chris Tipton, Emporia, KS; daughter, Tonya and Joe Imus, Savannah, GA; sister, Mary Lou and Charles Totten, St. Louis, MO; brother Jack and Cheryl Tipton, Modesto, CA; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; 2 aunts and 2 uncles and dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins across the country.
He is preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother, Melvin Jr. and wife, Mary.
A Memorial service will be held 2pm, Monday, June 8th, 2009 at Overland Park Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Overland Park Church of Christ Missions and Caring fund, 13400 W 119th St Overland Park KS 66213, or Christian Family Services 10500 Barkley Ste 216, Overland Park KS 66212. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 800-254-7679)