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Christa Viola Lipscomb

April 29, 1924 — January 10, 2015

Christa Lipscomb, 90, Temple, OK Funeral Services at First Baptist Church, Temple, Thursday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. John Freeman Officiating, assisted by Rev. Sue Long and Rev. Kevin Simpson. Burial in the Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Memorial Contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Foundation or the Walters Cemetery Association. A Life Well Lived! With sadness in our hearts and tears of happiness in our eyes, we rejoice and celebrate the incredible life and journey of Christa Viola Lipscomb. We honor her legacy of many gifts and contributions she made as a friend, sister, wife, and mother. Christa Viola (Coffer) Lipscomb was born to James Monroe and Gladys Mandy (Lowery) Coffer on Tuesday, April 29, 1924 in Hastings, OK and departed this life in Temple, OK on January 10, 2015 at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 12 days. Christa grew up in Hastings and attended Mountain Home School district 112 from 1930-1935 and later Pleasant Valley from 1936-1937. The family moved to a farm northeast of Temple where Christa enrolled at THS in 1938, graduating in 1943. While picking cotton in the fall of 1942, she met a young man named Jack C. Lipscomb and they eventually married on November 28, 1942 at Walters. The couple made their home and raised a large family on a farm northeast of Temple. She was a dedicated homemaker and farmers wife. She picked cotton along-side Jack, milked the cow each morning and evening making butter from the cream. She always had chickens, did laundry on Mondays, gardened, canned, sewed and quilted. She frequently wrote letters to friends and family, and always cooked a big Sunday dinner with cobbler. She believed in working hard for 6 days and worshiping God in church on the 7th, serving faithfully as a Sunday School teacher at Valley View Baptist Church east of Walters. She eventually joined First Baptist Church in Temple, and also faithfully attended First Presbyterian Church in Temple for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Elmer James and Clarence Ray Coffer; 2 sisters, Ruby Mae Davis and Agnes Marie Coffer; her daughter, Inda Lou in 1964; her son, Jackie in 1980; and her husband, Jack C. Lipscomb on November 2, 1995. Survivors include 8 sons and spouses, Terry and wife Terry of Choctaw, OK, Tex and Ratri of Las Vegas, Barney of Carrollton, TX, J Mark of Baltimore, MD, Chris and Jana of Walters, OK, Micah and Angi of Temple, Brian and Maria of Temple, Rodney and Connie of Stroud, OK; 4 daughters and spouses, Kay Good of Temple, Carolyn and John Freeman of Chickasha, OK, Nancy and Marty Nichols of Sherman, TX and Brenda Lipscomb of Temple; 27 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 2 on the way; a very rare and extraordinary in-home caregiver, Jessica Hanson and her family, as well as other special care providers, Brittany Morris, Stacy Dodd and Shelby Mallow; other relatives and a host of friends. Visitation with family is Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home, Temple

122 West Texas Street, Temple, OK 73568

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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First Baptist Church, Temple, OK

203 West Main Street, Temple, OK 73568

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Walters Cemetery

, Walters, OK 73572

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