Barbara J. (Morey) Hypse, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Spencer, Iowa,died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Wayne.
Private family graveside services will be held at the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield. The Rev. Nick Baker and Chaplain Rosalind K. Woods will officiate. There is no visitation.
Memorials may be directed to the Victor P. and Amy L. Morey Memorial Scholarship/ Wayne State College.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Barbara J. (Morey) Hypse was born Jan. 6, 1931 in Mahaska, Kansas to Victor P. and Amy L. Morey. She was a graduate of Wayne Prep and Wayne State College. She married James F. Hypse on 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 in 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.
Survivors include her brother and best friend Verl Morey of Shelton, Neb.; her son, Don (Terri), of Wayne; her daughter, Nancy Hypse, of Papillion; granddaughters Amy (Shane) Kelly, and Allysen and Alexis Purscell; her great-grandchildren Delaney, Braelyn, and Rudy John Kelly; cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim in 2012; her parents; and her brother, Lawrence.
Pallbearers will be Barbara’s family members.