Ina Jean McCabe Knipp, 76, of Orange, died Friday, March 20, at her home.
Friends are invited to a visitation Wednesday, March 25, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The service will be officiated by the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
An additional visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, Mississippi ,Friday, March 27, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., followed by a service of committal at Union Methodist Church Cemetery in Gloster.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Youens, Donald DeMoss, Harold Day, Ron McCabe, Damon McCabe and Tim Hughes.
Mrs. Knipp was born in Gloster, March 23, 1938. She was the daughter of James Lewell McCabe and Lennie C. (Freeman) McCabe. She was a former resident of Gloster and had lived in Orange since 1963.
She retired from West Orange-Cove CISD where she was a guidance counselor. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, American Association of University Women, Daughters of the American Revolution and First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ronald McCabe and Lavon McCabe.
Mrs. Knipp is survived by her husband, Randolph S. Knipp and son, Chuck Knipp, both of Orange and her brother, Dalton McCabe of Baton Rouge.
Mrs. Knipp will be remembered best for the valiant grace with which she handled her disability and health issues, her boundless generosity, love of working with children, classy style, smile and witty and original sense of humor.
The family wishes to especially thank Sister Brenda Honeycutt, RN of Southeast Texas Hospice for her tender care and outstanding commitment to Mrs. Knipp’s comfort in her final days.