Max D. Whipple


Oct. 7, 1939 – June 9, 2018

GUYMON, Okla. – Max D. Whipple, 78, of Guymon, Okla., passed away June 9, 2018.

The son of Winifred (Winnie) Lemon and Ivan Marvin Whipple, Max Dwayne was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Lingle. Max attended Lingle schools and later graduated from Colorado Teacher’s College in Greeley, Colo. Max was united in marriage to Joyce Joan Keller on June 15, 1958, in Torrington. Max will be missed by his wife, Joyce, of the home in Guymon; daughter, Jody McNerney and husband, Tim, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.: three sons, Justin Whipple and wife, Kelli, of Greeley; Ivan Whipple and wife, Cheri, of Aurora, Colo.; and Max A. Whipple and wife, Hattie, of Beaver, Okla.; his sister, Patricia Motsick of Lingle; sisters-in-law, Elsie Schaneman, Judi Keller and Marcel Havman; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Winnie and Ivan Whipple, father and mother-in-law, Alex and Christina Keller, brothers-in-law, Gerry Keller, Roger Keller, Alex Schaneman and Ken Snow, and sister-in-law, Helen Snow. 

Funeral services will be June 15 in Guymon. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. June 16 at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Greeley.

Memorials may be given to Morning Star United Methodist Church and may be mailed to Henson-Novak Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.

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