Barbara Tipton

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - Barbara P. Tipton, 77, died Jan. 16, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

Born Aug. 29, 1939, in Glen Allen, to the late Bernadine (Woods) Peters and Tremmells Augustus Peters, she was of the Methodist belief. A 1980 graduate of Southeast Missouri State College with a degree in computer science, she also attended Arkansas State University. She was one of the first women to work on computer mainframes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewitt Tipton.

Survivors include: her spouse, Robert "Bob" Sutton of Portageville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Tipton and Steve Franklin of Austin, Texas, and Melanie Tipton of Farmington; two stepdaughters, Jana Goldschmidt of Portageville and Stacy Kanan of Genvia, Ill.; one sister, Carolyn Bremermann of Poplar Bluff; and three stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the DeLisle Funeral Home. The Rev. Barron Willer will officiate.