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Patricia Fay Nipko, 67, of Holden, Missouri, formerly of Warrensburg, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at her daughter Melissa’s home in Savannah.

Patty was born July 2, 1954 in Sedalia, daughter of William Thomas Peebles and Joan (DePriest) Peebles.

She graduated from Knob Noster High School and subsequently earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree from CMSU in Warrensburg.

She lived in Amazonia for a time.

Patty was united in marriage to James Lawrence Nipko on November 20, 1982 in Knob Noster.

The couple resided in Warrensburg for several years prior to moving to Holden.

Patty was a Special Ed teacher in Kingsville, then Sherwood Cass R8 near Creighton, Missouri, from which she retired.

She was a devoted long-time member of Holden United Methodist Church and also Holden V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed singing. Patty loved crocheting, and especially her grandchildren and fur babies.

Survivors include three daughters, Susan Ellison (Randy) of Washington State; Melissa Hubbard of Savannah, MO; and Joella Sommerhauser (Mark) of Lee’s Summit, MO; five sons, Timothy Nipko (Rachel) of Colorado Springs, CO; Larry Nipko of Springfield, MO; James Nipko (Staci) of Shawnee, KS; Josh Hubbard (Ashley) of Amazonia, MO and David Hubbard (Shauna) of Savannah, MO; sister, Melissa Daugherty (Kenny) of Higginsville, MO; and brother, Bill Peebles (Diane) of Arkansas; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and two more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, on February 11 of this year; her parents; and an infant great-grandson, Garon Lee Bates.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at Holden United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rob Allen officiating.

Entombment will follow at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens.

Visitation – The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Holden V.F.W. or charity of the giver’s choice, in care of the funeral home.

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