Nellie E. Tipler, age 97, of Amboy, died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 18, 2011 at the First Prebyterian Church in Amboy. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Nellie was born July 05, 1913 in Amboy, MN, the daughter of Walter and Elsie (Merrell) Kinney. She was married to Harry D. Tipler on March 12, 1932 in Mankato. Nellie worked in Amboy at Norman’s Café, Berends Grocery Store, and later Clarence Peters Grocery for many years of her life. She was a long standing member of First Presbyterian Church of Amboy, and her great joy in life was babysitting her grandchildren. Nellie’s door was always open, the coffee pot was always on, and she was ready to visit with anyone who stopped by. Routinely she had coffee twice a day with her sisters while visiting family, this was tradition. She was known for enjoying crossword puzzles, and for her resourcefulness. She traveled with her sister Sybil to Alaska, Mackinac Island and the Biltmore Castle.
Nellie was a serious and meticulous homemaker. Sewing all the clothes for her children and her cooking skills were one of her greatest attributes. Mincemeat pie, gooseberry pie, and meat and potatoes are what the children remember best. An epic family event transpired in 1936 when her brother Paul, born in 1902, was killed in a gravel pit collapse in Amboy. She is survived by her sons, Garry (Carol ) Tipler, and Roger ( Ellen ) Tipler; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchild.
Mrs. Nellie Edith Tipler is preceded in death by her husband, Harry Tipler; her parents, Walter Kinney and Elsie Merrell; her four sisters, Alice, Sybil, Ella Mae, and Elta “Billie”; and her three brothers, Burton, Paul, and Ellis.
Nellie will be buried next to her husband, Harry Tipler, at a later date in
Pleasantview Cemetery, Amboy, MN..