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Connie Jo Wallpe

July 17, 1930 — June 5, 2023

Connie Jo Wallpe, 93 of Tipton died Monday, June 5, 2023 at the Waters of Tipton.  She was born in Tipton on July 17, 1930 to Cornelius Jackson Fox and Nedra (Shaw) Fox.  She married Francis Wallpe and he preceded her in death.

Connie was well known in the art world.  Her focus was on art, the creation of pieces and the promotion of this important part of culture.  She was a founder of the Tipton Art Guild.  She had memberships in the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Hoosier Salon.  She has works in hundreds of private collections across the United States and Europe as well as corporate works in Indiana.  Her love of the field was apparent as she taught numerous students the finer points of being an artist and assisted them with their development and love of art.

Connie is survived by her son, Jason Deering and wife Dawn of Atlanta, and a daughter-in-law Judy Deering.  Siblings include Cathy Clingenpeal and John Fox and wife Sandy.  Her eight grandchildren are Derek Cloar, Telissa Carpenter, Drew Derring, Misty Cowert, Levi Derring, Matt Derring, Sunny Johnson and Jessica Ullerich.  Connie has 17 great-grandchildren as well as four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by children Steve Deering, Julie Cloar and Felecia Brennen and a sister, Karen Finch.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 23 at 7:00 P.M. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Ashley Sherard presiding.  Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 P.M. until service time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tipton County Public Library, 127 E. Madison Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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