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Frances Maxine (Augustine) Tippet

May 29, 1926 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 93)

Life Story

Frances Maxine Tippet, 93, of Elkhart, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI. Frances was born May 29, 1926 in Mishawaka to the late Alvin and Estella (Clubb) Augustine. She married Harold James Tippet on October 11, 1946 in Granger. Harold passed away on March 20, 2012. Surviving is her daughter, Beth Tippet; a grandson and great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold; sisters Betty Augustine and Louise Adams and brother Ken Augustine.

Frances was a painter at CTS Corporation for 10 years. She loved collecting and selling antiques, and for a time, she and Harold had a booth at the Thieves Market in South Bend. She enjoyed gardening, canning and baking, especially trying new recipes.

Per her request, cremation has been chosen. She will then be laid to rest alongside her husband Harold at Salem Cemetery in Granger. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home and Altera Cremation Services, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart.

Memorial donations may be made to New Salem United Methodist Church, 52173 Ash Road, Granger, IN 46530 or Seifert Drugs, 230 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516 to help aid the under served with co-pays for their drug expenses.

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Burial at a later date.

Salem Cemetery
52173 Ash Road
Granger, IN 46530

Cremation has been chosen

Altera Cremation Services
812 Baldwin St
Elkhart, IN 46514


New Salem United Methodist Church
52173 Ash Road, Granger IN 46530
Tel: 1-574-674-2882

Seifert Drug
230 South Main Street, Elkhart IN 46516
Tel: 1-574-295-4333

To help aid the under served with co-pays for their drug expenses.

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