Jacqueline Hipskind, 90

Jacqueline Jean "Jackie" Hipskind, 90, of Wabash, died at 8:43 am, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.  She was born May 21, 1925 in Wabash to William Melvin and Florence Katherine (Charles) Dickson.

Jackie married her High School sweetheart, Eugene Hipskind in Wabash on June 4, 1947; he died March 20, 2013.  She attended Columbia College (Christian College) in Columbia, Missouri.  She was a member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church, Tri Kappa, Delta Theta Tau, and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She also attended Beaver Dam United Methodist Church.  After her daughters were in school, Jackie worked at Daywalt and Gackenheimer Pharmacies just to be around what she loved most...people.  She enjoyed going to the Dallas Winchester Senior Center where she participated in many activities.  She never knew a stranger, and everyone she met was a friend.  She was an excellent homemaker and loved to entertain at holidays, birthday parties, and bridge club.  She was also very active in PTA.  She enjoyed spending her summers at Beaver Dam Lake, where she and Gene would go fishing, boating, play cards, and dinner with friends.  She loved her flower garden, knitting, and needlepoint.  Jackie was a wonderful wife to Gene, a caring mother to her two daughters, and a fun granny to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jean (James) Hale of Fort Wayne, and Joann Louise "Joey" Hipskind of Wabash,  four grandchildren, Amanda (Matt) Woodbury of Huntertown, Amy (Steve) Follis of Fort Wayne, Craig Hale of Fort Wayne, and Emily (Nick) Finken of Council Bluffs, Iowa, seven great-grandchildren, Connor, Reis, Parker, and Addyson Woodbury, Gavin and Blake Follis, and Evan Finken.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Janet Dickson D'Armond, who died in 2006.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Jonathan Cornell officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8pm Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Presbyterian Church Parish Visitors Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.

The memorial guest book for Jackie may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Dec 11