Alice May Tripp
Alice May Tripp, age 89, a former resident of Fort Scott, Kan., and more recently of Cottonwood Falls, Kan., passed away Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the Chase County Care & Rehabilitation Center in Cottonwood Falls. She was born Oct. 29, 1933, in Deerfield, Mo., the daughter of George L. Crosby, Sr. and Beulah Parker Crosby. Alice attended Fort Scott schools and graduated from the Fort Scott High School with the Class of 1951. She worked for the Western Insurance Company for four years. She then went on to become a licensed cosmetologist in 1956. Alice was an entrepreneur, and in 1958, she opened her own shop in Fort Scott, which she operated for 43 years. Alice had many regular clients who were also close friends. She was a member of the Olive Chapter #13 Order of the Eastern Star. In 1980, Alice married Ray Tripp. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2014. Alice was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a brother, George L. Crosby, Jr. (Alice Fay) and her sister, Rosa Marie Bolinger (Jim); five nephews, two nieces. Also surviving are four step-daughters, Rhonda McAlister (Ted) of Sapulpa, Okla., Sandra Buntain (Mike) of Springfield, Mo., Marsha Heiser (Jerry) of Prescott, Kan., and Laura McDysan (Lee) of Berryton, Kan., and a host of other friends and family members.
Pastor Mike Bright will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Cherry Grove Baptist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.