Emma E. Hipp, 89, homemaker, nurse

September 27, 1997

Emma E. Hipp, a homemaker and retired registered nurse, died of heart failure Aug. 31 at the Wesley Home. The former Towson resident was 89.

Born Emma Elizabeth Roth in Baltimore, she was a 1926 graduate of Eastern High School. She began her career in 1929 after earning a nursing degree from the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

In 1930, she and James Hipp were married. They settled in Hamilton. After her two daughters were grown, she resumed her career. She worked for the city Health Department's Bureau of Public Health Nursing for nine years and established the agency's volunteer program.

She returned to the University of Maryland, earning a bachelor's degree in nursing education in 1957 and a master's degree in nursing education and administration in 1963 when she was inducted into the National Honor Society of Nursing.

She was a member of Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, where a memorial service is planed for 2 p.m. today.

Mrs. Hipp's husband died in 1995. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara E. Messer in Virginia and Sallie M. Packham of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Mabel P. Roth Hogge of Cockeysville; and two grandsons.

Pub Date: 9/27/97

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