- September 11, 1920 - October 12, 2006
- West Virginia
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MILDRED LOUISE POLING CHIPPS, age 86 years, a resident of Kerens, WV, departed this life late Thursday evening, October 12, 2006 at the Raleigh General Hospital at Beckley, WV.
She was born Saturday, September 11, 1920 at Kerens, WV, a daughter of the late Fred S. Poling, a longtime Randolph County Commissioner and Marie Fretwell Poling. On November 1, 1941, she was married to Dale D. Chipps, Sr., who survives. They had celebrated sixty-four years of marriage. Also surviving are two sons, Dale D. Chipps, Jr., Bridgeport; Thomas S. Chipps and wife Jane Rothlisberger Chipps, Beckley; five grandchildren, Lory Chipps Dillon and husband Tyler, Fort Myers, Florida; Matthew Dean Chipps, Bridgeport; Jason Thomas Chipps and wife Katherine, Charlotte, NC; Ashley Jane Chipps and Joshua Hunter Chipps, both of Beckley and three great grandchildren, Braden Thomas Chipps, Hanah Marie Dillon and Tyler Dillon III.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Poling West and Elizabeth Poling and two granddaughters, Carey Elizabeth and Kelly Suzanne Chipps.
Mildred was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1939 and graduated with an Associates Degree in Business from Davis & Elkins College in 1941. She had worked for the Randolph County Court House, as a secretary for the Western Maryland Railroad and as a Field Representative for the WV Department of Labor. She was a member of the Kerens Rebekah Lodge # 292, the Eastern Star at Washington, D.C., the Farm Woman¯s Club and the Randolph County Democratic Woman¯s Club and had been named Randolph County Democrat Women of the Year. She was a lifetime member of the former Hart Chapel United Methodist Church at Kerens.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Monday, October 16, 2006 at 11 AM. The Reverend Jonas Johnson Jr. will officiate and interment will follow at the Israel Cemetery at Kerens, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for MILDRED LOUISE POLING CHIPPS. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com