WAYNE — Barbara J. (Morey) Hypse, 89, Wayne, formerly of Spencer, Iowa, died Sept. 12, 2020, at Providence Medical Center, Wayne.
There will be no visitation. A Christian graveside service will be held at the Wakefield Cemetery, Wakefield, with Rev. Nick Baker and Chaplain Rosalind K. Woods officiating.
Pallbearers will be Barbara’s family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne.
Barbara J. (Morey) Hypse was born Jan. 6, 1931, in Mahaska, Kan., to Victor P. and Amy L. Morey. Barb was a graduate of Wayne Prep and Wayne State College. She married James F. Hypse May 29, 1955. Barb worked as a high school teacher and adult education teacher. She was an accomplished seamstress and an amazing cook and liked to entertain in her home.
During her many years in Spencer, Iowa, she enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, the potluck group, and the LaDanza dance group. She treasured the chance to play bridge in multiple groups in Spencer, as well as at the Wayne Senior Center and the Laurel Senior Center. She was active in Grace United Methodist Church, Spencer, and in PEO. Always desiring to keep her mind sharp, she carried sudoku puzzles and dot-to-dot pages with her in her pocketbook and liked to solve puzzles of all types, but she especially loved challenging jigsaw puzzles. She spent countless hours sorting pieces by color and putting sections together as she watched finches outside her window. Barb was a genuinely thoughtful, kind, patient, strong, determined Christian woman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 2012; her parents, and her brother, Lawrence.
She is survived by her brother and best friend, Verl Morey, Shelton; her son, Don (Terri), Wayne; her daughter, Nancy Hypse, Papillion; granddaughters, Amy (Shane) Kelly, and Allysen and Alexis Purscell; her great-grandchildren, Delaney, Braelyn and Rudy John Kelly; cousins and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Victor P. and Amy L. Morey Memorial Scholarship, Wayne State College.