Etta Mae Tripp, 82, Overbrook: April 18, 1939 – Aug. 27, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Etta Mae Tripp, 82, Overbrook: April 18, 1939 – Aug. 27, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Etta Mae Tripp, 82, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away peacefully, Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, Kan. She was born April 18, 1939, in Potosi, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Olive (Winfield) Warden.

She graduated from Valley High School in 1957.

On September 16, 1961, Etta Mae was united in marriage to David Tripp, in Topeka, Kan. They enjoyed 46 years of loving marriage until David passed away March 14, 2007.

Etta Mae retired from the Kansas Department of Human Resources. She and David were very active with the Ozawkie American Legion Post 225 for many years. Etta Mae enjoyed sewing and was an accomplished quilter. She enjoyed a simple life, watching NASCAR and baseball, especially the Royals and the Cardinals, when she jousted with her sisters when they played each other. She liked keeping up with her siblings, as well as other friends and family, through daily phone calls. Etta Mae was a soft-spoken lady with a gigantic heart and always willing to help others. She loved seeing her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, and above all, her beloved pup, Misty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Olive Warden; her husband, David Tripp; brothers, Dale, Wendy, and Percy; and sisters, Liz, Pauline, and Jeanette.

She is survived by brothers, Bud, Dan and Sam; sister, Hopie; a daughter, Lori Slusser and her husband, Michael, of Overbrook; four granddaughters, Heather Offner and her husband, Caleb, Topeka, Brooke Allen, Overbrook, Lauren Slusser, Topeka, and Ashley DiPerna, Mooresville, N.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Hunter, Lincoln, Emery, and Isabel.

To celebrate Etta Mae’s life, a funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Dr., Overbrook. Interment will follow at Meridan Cemetery, Meridan, Kan.

Memorial contributions can be made to Overbrook American Legion Post 239 and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at

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