BIPPUS, Joseph F., Sr., 83, of Valley Grove, WV, died on Friday, March 15, 2013 in the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.
He was born on May 30, 1929 in Valley Grove, WV, son of the late Elwood and Mary Stillwagon Bippus.
In 1951 he married Icy Mae Bippus, who preceded him in death in 2012.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Robert and John Bippus; and a sister, Leona Metzus.
"Joe" was retired from the Valley Camp Coal Company located in Triadelphia, WV and Charleston, WV. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany, and was Catholic by faith.
Surviving are his three children, Joseph, Jr. and his wife, Cindy of Jacksonville, FL, with two grandchildren, Joseph, III and Sheila; and five great- grandchildren, Tyler, Jeremy, Samantha, Makaila and Madison; daughter, Mary Lee Fekete and her husband Ronald of Valley Grove, WV and grandchild, Nicole; daughter, Betty Ann Smith and her husband, Wesley of Elm Grove, WV; a sister, Anne Bippus Baker of Cleveland, OH.
There will be no visitation. Services were held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza;s Place, 308 Mt. St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304-242-2311).