Obituary: Brenda Sue Kipp King



Brenda Sue Kipp King, 64, died Oct. 24. She was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Huntington, W.V., to John Kipp Junior and Juanita Francis Kipp.

Brenda was the second child of nine siblings.

She graduated from Ohio University in 1973. She married Ernest Ye-Chung King July 27, 1974. She received a master’s degree in education from Virginia Tech in 1975. She loved teaching children, especially grades 1-3. She was a beloved teacher for more than 30 years with a career that spanned communities in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. In December 2011, she retired from teaching. She enjoyed retirement to the fullest. She traveled with her husband and family, studied family ancestry and helped chair the Kipp Family Reunions. She loved family celebrations and photography. She helped teach her beloved grandchildren in Carmel, where the family resides.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Ye-Chung King;  daughters  Jennifer King Halvorsen and Stefanie King Wood; son in-laws Leif Eric Halvorsen and Matthew Thomas Wood;  five beautiful grandchildren Erica Anne Halvorsen, Scott Ernest Halvorsen, Luke Everett Halvorsen, Audrey Olivia Wood and Kingston Thomas Wood; brothers  John Micheal Kipp, Gregory Scott Kipp and Mark Aaron Kipp; sisters Theresa Kipp McCormick, Deborah Kipp Lawson and Donna Kipp McMullin; and by her siblings’  spouses and loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Kipp Junior; her mother, Juanita Francis Kipp; sisters, Barbara Kipp Parks and Rhonda Kipp Gibbs; and a granddaughter, Olivia Brynn Halvorsen.