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Garnet Tripp, 89, of Kahoka, passed away at 8:15 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois from complications due to COVID 19.
She was born on September 16, 1931 in Scotland County, Missouri the daughter of the late John and Grace (Billups) Chancellor. Garnet married Denver Leo Tripp on October 9, 1949 in Memphis and he passed away on November 29, 1990.
Mrs. Tripp graduated from Memphis High School in 1949 and later on was a homemaker and farm wife for the majority of her life and was a loving mother to six children.
After her husband passed, she moved to Kahoka and went to work for Dadant’s Candle Factory for several years. She enjoyed bowling, working jigsaw puzzles, reading, watching Mizzou basketball and women’s college basketball, gardening, home canning, crocheting, sewing and watching St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball. She worked the concession stand for many years at the Luray ball field. Garnet loved to attend sporting events and activities that her children and grandchildren were involved in.
Her struggles with Parkinson Disease led her to move to Clark County Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since April of 2019.
Garnet is survived by four sons; Michael (Debbie) Tripp of Elmer, Patrick (Karen) Tripp of Revere, Kevin (Kathy) Tripp of St. Patrick and Dana (Andrea Kinman) Tripp of Luray, two daughters; Peggy (David) Perry and Rebecca (Chris) Bertschi both of Kahoka, eighteen grandchildren; Erin (Randall) Bergman of Carthage, Illinois, Jay (Jamie) Perry of Kahoka, Lacey (Kyle) Beagles of Hamilton, Illinois, Chloe (Cody) Bertschi of Revere, Anna (Austin) Bertschi of Macomb, Angela (Roberto) Guerrido of Bevier, Michele (Matt) Tripp of Winston, Andrew (Gail) Tripp of Hannibal, John Michael (Megan) Bentz of Moberly, Cristy (Tracy Broeker) Tripp of Quincy, Amy (Jorge) Cardona of Austin, Texas, Brian (Stormy Leazer) Tripp of Kahoka, Alicia Tripp of Tiffin, Iowa, Ben Tripp of Columbia, Courtney Carter of Houston, Texas, Taylor Carter of Kansas City, Toujaye Carter of Agency, Iowa and Dalanee Tripp of Kirksville. Eighteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson and by several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law and friends. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson; Ethan Tripp, two sisters; Mary Norton and Kathleen Tripp, six brothers; Max, Miles, Paul, Lee, Joe and Lyle Chancellor.
In accordance with Garnet’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. No services will be held. Wilson & Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka has been entrusted with the care and arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Garnet are suggested to the Pauline Cemetery in Rutledge, The Sever-Clark Public Library or to The Clark County High School Marching Band and will be accepted at the funeral home. You are invited to share your memories of Garnet and leave a condolence at www.wilsontriplett.com