Frances A. Whipp

Frances A. Whipp, 92, of North Canton, passed away Aug. 1, 2013. She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Marietta, daughter to the late Wesley R. Davis and Grace (Hart) Whiting and stepdaughter to Donald P. Whiting.

A resident of North Canton for 50 years, she had been a volunteer in church, school, scouts, and hospital groups. Fran was a 1941 graduate of Marietta College, where she met her husband, Donald B. Whipp, who preceded her in death in 1983. She was an avid bridge player, crossword nut and happiest while reading a good book with a warm dog curled by her side.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Mark) Hastler of Jackson Township; sons, Michael (Anne) Whipp of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Steven Whipp of Canton; four grandchildren, Valerie Kockx of Santa Cruz, Calif., Brad Whipp of Santa Cruz, Calif., Brian (Paula) Lind of Massillon, and Meghan Whipp of Massillon; seven great-grand children, Miranda Whipp of Santa Cruz, Calif., Madison and Logan Lind of Massillon, Evhan, Ashley, London and Riley Whipp of Massillon.

A gathering time with the family will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. NW from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Stark County Humane Society, Aultman Hospice, or Stark Board of D.D.