Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 24, 2013

Christina C. Whipp

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Christina C. Whipp, 90, a long time resident of Traverse City, died Friday morning, June 21, 2013, at Grand Traverse Pavilions, in the presence of her loving family.

Born May 5, 1923, in Hannah, she was one of six children born to the late Matthew and Laura Anna (Bushamp) Fasel. In 1945, at the First Christian Church in Traverse City she married Robert L. Whipp, who preceded her in death on January 29, 2001.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Burke-Flexo Company and Jiffy Cover Company.

As her hobbies, she enjoyed bowling, sewing, playing bingo, working puzzles and frequent trips to the casino. She loved family cook outs where she would be surrounded in love by members of her family.

Christina cherished and loved them all.

Christina will be fondly remembered as a very giving person, who always put others before herself.

Christina is survived by her children, Richard Whipp, of Grawn, Sandra Kay Whipp, of Traverse City, Bonnie (Delton) Hendges, of Traverse City, Michael (Mary) Whipp, of Traverse City, Tina Brown, of Mercer, Pa., and Tammy (Terry) Rickerd, of Traverse City; brother, John (Anita “Cookie”) Fasel of Traverse City; grandchildren, Shane Whipp, Chad Whipp, Timothy Dalzell, Sarah Dalzell, Ricky Hendges, Franky Hendges, Marcy Hendges, Betty Jo Whipp, Joshua Brown, Ashley Rickerd and Alan Rickerd; and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Justin Rickerd and Jimi Allen Whipp along with siblings Theresa Berry, Evelyn King, Lawrence Fasel and Francis Fasel.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home where the Whipp family will receive friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, at the funeral home, with Deacon Hoenscheid officiating.

In remembrance of Christina, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes may be obtained at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.

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Arrangements were made with the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.