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William Robert "Bob" Lipps, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:47 P.M. February 26, 2017 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born November 30, 1928 in to parents,Fred J. & Grace (Galbraith) Lipps. He married Betty Atkinson on February 8, 1949 at First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois and she survives.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Victor Long officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until service time, 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

William Robert Lipps is survived by his wife, Betty Lipps of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Kyle Bevis and husband, Mike of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, Carey Lipps and special friend, Brenda of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Charity Brandon and husband, Chad of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Amber Ort and husband, Shane of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Aaron Bevis of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Kenzie Brown of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Chet Lipps of Dix, Illinois, and Jake Lipps of Saint Louis, Illinois; 10 great grandchildren, Ethan Bevis, Riley Bevis, Daven Ort, Cadynce Ort, Maddox Ort, Liam Brandon, Bennett Brandon, Rayci Brown, Madyson Lipps, and Gage Lipps, and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and brother, John Lipps preceded him in death.

Mr. Lipps was the business owner of Lipps Construction.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on February 27, 2017
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