Kathryn Hipskind, 94

Kathryn Jeannette Hipskind, 94, Wabash, passed away at 2:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Wabash County Hospital. She was born to the late Russell E. Thompson and Emma (Schultz) Delaplane on Feb. 9, 1919 in Knox, Ind.

She married Kenneth P. Hipskind on Aug. 8, 1942; he passed away July 13, 1994. She retired as a R.N. from Wabash County Hospital and Millers Merry Manor of Wabash. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church.

She is survived by three sons, Kevin P. Hipskind (Cinda), Wabash, Richard A. Hipskind (Deanne), Valparaiso, and James P. Hipskind (Nancy), Charlotte, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Jon (Mary Suzanne) Grandstaff-Dunphy, Wabash, Mrs. Jeffery (Elaine) Gaither, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Dennis (Marissa) Brubaker, Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, W. K. Delaplane, son, John, daughter-in-law, Kathleen, a stepsister, and three step brothers.

Mass of a Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 207 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Rosary at 7 p.m..

Preferred memorials are to Wabash County Hospital Hope Foundation, 710 N. East Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Sep 25