Kenneth Eugene Gipson

June 2, 1946 ~ September 17, 2021 (age 75)




Kenneth Eugene Gipson, 75, of Peru a true warrior passed away peacefully with his loving family around him on Friday, September 17, 2021 at his home.

Born on June 2, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Henry and Alma (Noble) Gipson.

On October 1, 1965 he married Dora Hammett, she survives.

Kenneth served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1969 during the Vietnam War.

He retired from Indiana Bell Telephone after 30 years.

Kenneth enjoyed riding his ATV in Eastern Kentucky and most of all spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dora Gipson of Peru, one daughter, Diane Cole, two sons, Matt Gipson (Susan) and Jon Gipson (Amy), one brother, Kevin Gipson (Norma), 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and special friends, Ed and Tracy Knappen, Keith and Peggy Needham, and Dana Noble.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Mike Gipson.

A Celebration of Life Service and Military Rites will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the V.F.W. in Peru.  A memorial gathering will follow the service until 5:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home.

Kenneth’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared with the family at


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Celebration of Life
October 2, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
PERU, IN 46970

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