Elizabeth Virginia “Libby” Nipper, 94, of Monterey, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, May 30, 2015 at her home. She was born May 13, 1921 in Highland County a daughter of the late Robert Edward Lee and Ethel Jane (Puffenbarger) Grogg.
Mrs. Nipper was a homemaker, a member of The Church of God of Prophecy and enjoyed going to the Highland Senior Citizens. She was also there to help others with canning vegetables, making jelly and her specialty, Salt Rising Bread. She loved having her family and friends around her and her dog, Annie and special cat, Ebony.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Okie Alexander Nipper on May 25, 1998; her daughter, Elizabeth Ann; and siblings, Alfred Grogg, Robert Grogg and Elizie Grogg.
She is survived by her son, John Robert Nipper and daughter, Linda Carol Nipper, both of Monterey; sister-in-laws, Ethel Grogg of Churchville and Noel Grogg of Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with The Pastors Chalmer “Chuck” Morgan and Perry Hawks officiating. Interment will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery in Blue Grass.
Active pallbearers will be Ezra Halterman, Harold Salmon, Butch Hise, Delmar Vandevander, Elliot Boyd and Mike Puffenbarger.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Golden Oldies.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service as well as at the home.
Additionally, the funeral home will remain open throughout the day and into the evening on Sunday to those who wish to pay their respects.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Highland County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.