Mrs. Pippins was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. She attended early elementary school at Frisco until her family moved to Dexter in 1943. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1953 and on Aug. 14, 1958, she graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.
Her early teaching years were at Grayridge Elementary. She retired from the Dexter Public Schools where she also taught in the elementary grades and in Middle School.
Mrs. Pippins was an active member of Chapter CP, PEO sisterhood, Christian Women Fellowship, Church Women United, and Stoddard County Retired Teacher Association.
She was united in marriage to Charles Ray Pippins on May 24, 1955, in Dexter. Mr. Pippins survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides her husband, survivors include one daughter, Jill Ann Goddard and husband Matt Goddard of Jones, Okla.; one sister, Ruth Worley Mayer and brother-in-law Robert Mayer; one sister-in-law, Mary Worley; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Mary Ellen Pippins, Sr., all of Dexter; two grandsons, Charles Carter Henning and Hal Daniel Goddard of Jones, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Charlyn Cay Pippins; and one brother, Carter Ronald Worley.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vaughn Wright officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) building fund, 224 East Stoddard St., Dexter, Mo. 63841, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942, or the charity of choice.