Bernice Eloise (Taylor) Hipp, 84, passed away January 5, 2019 at Davis Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born January 1, 1935 in Coketon, WV a daughter of the late Austin Roosevelt Taylor and Ruth Mae Nelson Taylor. She was married to Charles Elwood Hipp, Sr., who preceded her in death in 2008. They were married for 54 years. She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann Smith, Nashville, TN, one son, Marcus W. (Dana) Hipp, Morgantown, WV, Grandson, Kevin W. Hipp (who she raised as a son), great-granddaughter, Brilee E. Hipp, Elkins, WV, 13 grandchildren, Kathryn, Hipp, Kimberly D. McVicker, Brandy N. Nakamura, Amanda Ronco, John A. Hipp Jr., Charles E. Hipp III, Jamie Simmons,Tracey Hipp, Shannon Jancius, Sarah Roberts, Libby Dobrinski, Brandon Hipp, and Autumn Cassidy Hipp, and 31 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Robert (Patricia) Taylor, Burlington, WV, Elmer (Libby) Taylor, PA, and Leslie (Millie) Taylor, Mt. Storm, WV, two sisters, Virginia "Ginny" (Jerry) Marsh, Parsons, WV, Anna Bankhead, Elkins, WV, one daughter-in-law, Tina Simmons Hipp, Elkins, WV
Bernice was preceded in death by three children, Charles E. Hipp Jr, John A. Hipp Sr., and Austin G. Hipp, three sisters, Ruby Vanmeter, Maxine Kuhn, and Loretta Baker, and two brothers, Donald Taylor and William Taylor.
Bernice worked at the Mt. Storm School as a cook during her college education and then became a teacher after completing her degree. Later in life she enjoyed being a homemaker and caretaker for her family. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and quilting. She loved spending time with her family.
The family would like to thank EERC for their excellent care for Bernice during her five years of residency.
Friends will be received at Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted immediately after the visitation at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dave Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Storm Cemetery. Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences can be made to the family at www.hinklefennerfuneralhome.com