Ernestine M. Tripkos
Services for Ernestine Marie "Stinky" Tripkos, 76, De Soto, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at De Soto United Methodist Church. Burial will be at De Soto Cemetery.
Mrs. Tripkos died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Olathe, the daughter of Ernest and Emma Kelly Hirning.
She was a lifelong De Soto resident.
She was a clerk at the De Soto Post Office for 26 years and served as acting postmaster from 1976 to 1977. She retired in 1990 and spent time at her summer home at Sunrise Beach, Lake of the Ozarks.
Mrs. Tripkos was a lifetime member of the De Soto Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliary Post No. 6654 and a member of De Soto United Methodist Church.
She was married to Virgil Tripkos for 50 years. He died June 27, 1998.
Survivors include a daughter, Tina Twidwell, De Soto; a son, Todd Tripkos, De Soto; three sisters, Julia Polfer, Lenexa, Emma Jean Taylor, Eudora, and Lou Davidson, Oklahoma City,; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto was in charge of arrangements.