Vearna R. Mann

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Vearna R. Mann

Vearna R. (Gipson) Mann, age 76, of West Lafayette, passed away at 8:04 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital. Born March 9, 1937 in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of the late Vern and Shirley (Unger) Gipson. She was a 1955 graduate of Dayton High School.

Vearna was a quality inspector for Landis Gyr for over 20 years before retiring. She was very involved in the Equal Rights Ratified Group in the 1960's and had traveled to Washington D.C. and Providence RI. She has always supported the Equal Rights Amendment. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her children Ted Mann (wife, Donna) of Covington, IN, and John and Tom Mann both of West Lafayette; three brothers, Bill Gipson of West Lafayette, John Gipson (wife, Judy) of Clarks Hill and Dale Gipson (wife, Miki) of Lafayette; and two sisters, Bonnie Phillips of West Lafayette and Elisibeth Reese of Las Vegas, NV. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Shawn, Tanya, Ben and Tasha and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Mann and six siblings, Jim, Charlie, Marge, Eve, June and Deanna.

Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., with the funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., on Saturday, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Jan. 9, 2014
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