Marilyn S. (Motsinger) Kipper, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She battled interstitial lung disease valiantly for several years.

Marilyn S. (Motsinger) Kipper, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She battled interstitial lung disease valiantly for several years.

Marilyn and her twin sister, Merle, were born December 4, 1945, to Harold J. and Anna F. (Timms) Motsinger in Kansas City, Missouri. She was baptized and a member of the United Methodist Church. She attended Grandview High School and University of Central Missouri (CMSU), where she met the love of her life, James L. Kipper. Jim and Marilyn were married and enjoyed 54 wonderful years together.

Marilyn and her family lived in Kansas City, Missouri, until relocating to Middletown, Ohio, in 1979. There she was involved in the United Methodist Church and the community, where she made many friends. More importantly, Marilyn was a devoted wife and loving mother, sister, and grandmother, and was beloved by all.

Upon retirement, Jim and Marilyn returned to Missouri in 1997 and resided in Sedalia, Harrisburg, and Jefferson City. Throughout her life, Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her family and pursuing her many hobbies, including dollmaking, decorative painting, needlepoint, flower gardening, and woodcarving with her husband. Marilyn’s dedication to her family was boundless, and she saw beauty in the most delicate details that are to be found in nature.

Some of her happiest moments were sharing time with her grandchildren while exploring in the woods on their property in Harrisburg, pointing out to them the perfection of even the tiniest flowers that God created.

Marilyn used many of her artistic talents to showcase the beauty she found in life, and she offered affection to all people and animals with her overflowing heart. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Anna (Timms) Motsinger. She is survived by her husband James Kipper of Jefferson City; her daughter, Kimberly (Todd) Large of Jefferson City, Missouri; her son Kevin (Julie) Kipper of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Aaron, Alyssa, and Annelise Large, all of Jefferson City, Missouri; her twin sister Merle (Earl) Farney of Camdenton, Missouri; two great grandchildren, Harper and Noah; as well as three nephews, beloved in-laws and cousins. She will be deeply, deeply missed.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, Missouri.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Calhoun Cemetery, in Calhoun, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.