Jennie Lynn Overton Hipp, 87, of Amarillo went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the First Baptist Church Chapel with Corky Holland, Minister of Pastoral Care, officiating. Private burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia, Texas. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Jennie Lynn Overton Hipp was born on August 10, 1923 in Hugo, Oklahoma to Hugh Cross Overton and Daisy Lee Hulen Overton. She married Harold David Hipp on April 26, 1942 in Grandfield, Oklahoma. When he joined the U.S. Navy in April, 1943, she held various jobs to be near him. When his health began to fail she attended West Texas State University earning both her Bachelor and Masters Degree in Education. She taught school for Kress Independent School District. Jennie moved to Plainview and volunteered at the YWCA and was on the Board of Directors of the Plainview Senior Citizens Association. She was an avid bridge player and was involved in several bridge clubs until her health began to fail. She also taught bridge lessons to individuals desiring to play bridge. Jennie moved to Amarillo in 1991 to care for her grandchildren while her daughter taught school. She had worked in the Children’s Ministry at First Baptist Church, where she was also a member.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold; a son, David Mark Hipp; her brothers, Earl Overton, Jack Overton, Hugh Cross Overton; sisters, Pauline Neal, Marion Slack, Fairy Hickman and Daisy Lee Overton.
Survivors include her daughter, Julia Ann Douglass; her son-in-law, Michael Douglass; three grandchildren, Stephanie Lynn of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lindi Ann of Lubbock and Zackary Douglass of Amarillo; a sister, Mary Harris of Wichita Falls.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Downtown Women’s Center, 409 S. Monroe, Amarillo, TX 79101, or to Faith City Missions, 401 S.E. 2nd St., Amarillo, TX 79101.