Elizabeth "Betty" Kippes

Elizabeth "Betty" Kippes


Dates

August 14, 1951 - June 23, 2022

Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” Kippes, 70, of Mitchell, SD, died Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, June 30, at Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM at the Bittner Funeral Chapel with a prayer service at 6:30 PM. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Elizabeth Joanne Neugebauer was born August 14, 1951, to Ralph and Ruth (Bartelt) Neugebauer in Parkston, SD. She attended grade school at Worthen No. 1, and graduated from Ethan High School in 1969.

Betty was united in marriage to Tom Kippes on July 23, 1977 in Alexandria, SD.

After high school, Betty attended St. Joseph Hospital for lab technician training. She worked at multiple hospitals and medical offices in Texas and South Dakota. Later, Tom and Betty owned “Kips” Western Drive-In in Alexandria. They then moved to Mitchell where Betty worked at Mitchell Retirement Home and Firesteel Healthcare Center as an Activities Director for many years. In retirement, Tom and Betty enjoyed many road trips together across the United States. Betty cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

Betty was a committed volunteer with the Mitchell Helping Hands Pantry and a member of the Red Hat Society.

Betty is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Toby (Brooke) of Sioux Falls and Robert (Melissa) of Parker; daughter, Emily (James) Harvin of Denver, CO; mother, Ruth Neugebauer of Parkston; eight grandchildren and two grand dogs; and siblings, Len (Carol) Neugebauer of Sioux Falls, Julie (Karl) Krueger of Ethan, and Joan Neugebauer of Parkston.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph; infant brother, Patrick; nephews, Joel Neugebauer and Ted Curry; niece, Karli Dietrich; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Joan Kippes; sister-in-law, Jan Neugebauer; and brother-in-law, Chip Lee.   

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Mitchell Congregational United Church of Christ
301 E 4th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Posted by Jayne Rubendall on July 12, 2022
So many fun memories working with Betty at the old St. Joseph lab. So sorry for your loss!
Posted by Terry & Ramona Schroeder on July 7, 2022
So sorry for your loss! Betty was such a nice sweet person. I remember seeing her in April at a quilt show and had a nice visit! She will be missed!
Posted by Dennis Olson famly on July 2, 2022
A very enjoyable person to be around. Thoughts and prayers for whole family
Posted by JoAnn Hettinger on June 30, 2022
I had known Betty for many years. We were great friends in our earlier, younger days. We had great times together. Enjoyed her infectious laugh! So sorry for your loss, she will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to her family
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Posted by Deb Walz on June 30, 2022
My very deepest sympathy. I work with Betty at firesteel. My younger sister worked with her at Mitchell retirement and firesteel. She was so sweet and had the best laugh ever. Prayers for you all. 🙏🏻
Posted by Karen VanOverschelde on June 30, 2022
Tom so sorry to hear of your loss. Peace and comfort to you. May God bless and keep you and your family💛
Posted by Louise Metz on June 30, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Will always remember her little giggle.
Posted by Don Stunes on June 29, 2022
So sorry for your loss, prayers coming your way.
Posted by Randy & Fauna Kappenman on June 29, 2022
Tom we are so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Gary Henglefelt on June 29, 2022
Julie, sorry to here of Betty’s passing, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on June 29, 2022
Sorry to hear about Betty Sorry for your loss
Posted by Carol Lee Hammock on June 29, 2022
Jack and I and my mother Jane when she was alive living in Mitchell so enjoyed Betty - her kindness and her infectious laugh I know she will be missed by her many friends and family
Posted by Rick Agnitsch on June 29, 2022
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved wife and mother. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Gaylon & Cheryl Foster on June 29, 2022
WE LOVE YALL
Posted by Rhonda Hoffman on June 29, 2022
Prayers going out to you, Tom, and your family in the loss of Betty. May God comfort you and give you peace in this difficult time and the days to come.
Posted by Donna Steele Korus on June 29, 2022
I met Betty and her family when I worked in the dental office. Also would see her at Firesteel She was always so friendly and had a smile on her face. My sympathy to Tom and his family.
Posted by Bonnie Bollock on June 29, 2022
Tom and family,
So very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing, she was such a sweet caring person. God bless you all!🙏🏻❤️
Posted by Dan Jarabek on June 29, 2022
So sorry Tom for the loss of Betty.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on June 29, 2022
Our condolences to you Tom & your families on your loss of Betty. She will be missed by everyone.
Posted by Pat Koepke on June 29, 2022
My sincere sympathy to Tom and family, Betty was such a nice person and so sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers to you and all of your family.
Posted by Barb.Nash on June 28, 2022
Remembering Tom and family in my prayers. Hope your many memories give you great comfort.
Posted by Jim and Karla Hofer on June 28, 2022
Tom so sad to hear this news of Bette passing to heaven but knowing that she doesn’t have to suffer any more can bring you some peace. I’ll miss seeing you all at therapy. May God hold you and the families In his hands as you say goodbye. Deepest sympathies.
Posted by Chad Strand on June 28, 2022
Tom and family, hugs and prayers. Betty laugh was my favorite. All the memories of the family reunions at the Parkston hall on New Years Day. Betty always drove that VW bug.
Posted by Kelly Tobin on June 28, 2022
So sad to hear of Betty's passing. She was such a sweet lady. We grew up in the same farming community and will always remember her wonderful little giggle. My deepest sympathies and prayers to Ruth and all of her family.
Posted by Tina.knock on June 28, 2022
Prayers for the family it was a honor to work with.Betty had a lot of fun with her. RIp Betty.🙏🙏🙏🙏
Posted by Monica evers on June 28, 2022
So very sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Posted by Paulette Zundel on June 27, 2022
Betty was a great lady, I remember taking the Abott house girls to the nursing home.for snack time,she was very patient with them. Thinking of Tom and the kids
Posted by Jeannie Ericsson on June 27, 2022
So sad to hear the news of Betty passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praying for comfort in the days ahead. Love, Cal & Jeannie
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on June 27, 2022
So sorry to Tom and your family ! Betty was a sweet lady anyone that was blessed to know her will miss her great smile !!
Posted by Angel DeWaard on June 27, 2022
My deepest sympathies Tom to you and your family. Betty truly was an amazing woman and had the most contagious laughter that would light up the room. Betty will be greatly missed
Posted by Lynn Metcalf on June 27, 2022
Tom and family - so sorry to hear about the loss of Betty. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by DWAYNE RANGE on June 27, 2022
Tom sorry for your loss. Prays for you and family.
Posted by Kari Wald-Gales on June 27, 2022
So very sorry your loss. Prayers to you and your families.
Posted by Jodi Schladweiler on June 27, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Prayers
Posted by joe murphy on June 27, 2022
Tom and Family sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family.
Posted by joe murphy on June 27, 2022
Tom and Family sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and family.
Posted by Margie Streitz on June 27, 2022
Tom and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Betty and I were such good friends 40 years ago. She was a very special person and will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Posted by Brian and Elaine (Delzer) Winter on June 27, 2022
Our sincere and deepest sympathies to the Kippes and Neugebauer families.
Posted by Cindy Boggs on June 27, 2022
My sympathies to the Kippes family. Prayers to you and your family Tom.
Posted by Tony & Pam Kippes on June 27, 2022
Tom & Family,

Please accept our heartfelt prayers for all of you and Betty, it is most important in these times of sorrow to believe in Gods promise, our bodies are frail, our souls however are eternal. Dear Lord welcome Betty into paradise where there is no sorrow or pain, only joy and peace with You! In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, Amen!
Posted by Mary Freeman on June 27, 2022
Tom & family, So sorry for your loss. The Freemans were always close to the Neugebauer family and we were so fortunate to grow up in a close knit country school family. We helped out each other's family so much through the years. Thanks Betty for many many memories.
Posted by Tama Backlund on June 27, 2022
My deepest sympathies, Tom. Betty had such warmth and talent when working with the residents at Firesteel for many years. She is an Angel in Heaven, for sure.
Posted by Jerry & Nancy Puetz on June 26, 2022
We were shocked to hear about Betty. We remember all the fun times we had together. Our sincere sympathy to Tom and your families
Posted by Bruce Schwenck on June 26, 2022
My deepest sympathies to Tom and your family.
Posted by Tami and Darin Krogman on June 26, 2022
We are so very sorry for your loss Tom!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!!
Posted by Shirley Minahan on June 26, 2022
My sympathy to Tom and family, keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Gary & Julie Kunkel on June 26, 2022
Tom & Family, So sorry in your loss of Betty. Such a sweet lady, always with a smile. Prayers.
Posted by Sheila DeBoer on June 26, 2022
My sympathy to you and your family. Betty and I had lots of good times at ‘St. Joe. We relied on each other. May you find peace in your faith, family and friends.
Posted by Dan & Mary Pierson on June 26, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about Betty! We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the family!
Posted by Jessica Ericsson Mathis on June 26, 2022
I'm so sad to see this. I have so many memories with the Kippes family! Praying for peace & comfort. Betty was such a special lady. Love you all!
Posted by Dennis and Julie Kobernusz on June 26, 2022
So sorry to hear about Betty. Her bright and always smile will be missed! Prayers for all of you. Tom this war dept is very sad for you. BIG wrestling mom Hug…
Posted by Ken & Barb Koster on June 26, 2022
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Mari Pahl on June 25, 2022
Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Posted by Mitchell Marcos on June 25, 2022
Our deepest sympathies to the family…. She was an amazing lady, and will be missed!!
RIP Betty
Posted by Jan Weisser on June 25, 2022
Sorry to hear about Betty. The residents in the nursing home all enjoyed her & so did we. Our Prayers go out to you.
Posted by Jeannie Schoenfelder on June 25, 2022
A wonderful friend all through my school days. In my thoughts and prayers for all the Neugebauer and Kippes family. Will always remember how close all the little country school and families were in our Ethan neighborhood b
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Posted by Norma Kannegieter on June 25, 2022
My deepest sympathies to you Tom and your family, will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼
Posted by Lori Herman on June 25, 2022
Betty will be missed. I got to know her when we worked at Mitchell Retirement home.She always had a smile on her face. She had the most contagious laugh. She was a wonderful lady and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. May your memories bring you comfort in this time of grief.
Posted by Donald and Donna Tilberg on June 25, 2022
So sorry to hear about you great loss our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family Rest In Peace Betty
Posted by Larry Mahoney on June 25, 2022
May you and your family fins peace and comfort.
Posted by Jane M Goldammer on June 25, 2022
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I’ll keep you in my prayers.
Posted by Corinne &Dave Weber on June 25, 2022
So very sorry for your loss! I also enjoyed her hardy Laughs! May Betty Rest In Peace!
Posted by Jim & Deb Buck on June 25, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathies to your family,
Posted by Wes Pierson on June 25, 2022
So sorry about Betty. Prayers to family.
Posted by Rich hofer on June 25, 2022
So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family amen
Posted by Cheryl (Chris) Jones on June 25, 2022
Tom, you and your family have my deepest sympathy. God bless you.
Posted by Sandra and Carroll Twedt on June 25, 2022
So sorry for your loss.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Ernie & Debra Hohn on June 24, 2022
Our sincere sympathies to her family.
Posted by Amber Dykshorn on June 24, 2022
My sympathies to you Tom, and your children, grandchildren and extended family. My heart is breaking for you.
Posted by Bill Synhorst on June 24, 2022
Cherish your memories. Sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.
Posted by Jenna Doorn on June 24, 2022
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Ken Chenoweth Family on June 24, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your families..
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