Mary Lee Walkup, nee Hypes, 77 of Overland Park, Kansas, died May 10, 2020 after a long illness. She was born in Fayetteville, WV on Sept 20, 1942 to parents Frank Lee Hypes and Thelma Gladys Jenkins. She married Dennis Ray Walkup, of Greenbrier County, WV who was a devoted companion and dedicated his time to care for her. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Franklin Jenkins Hypes of Charleston, WV and James Albert Hypes of Pittsburgh, PA. She is survived by her husband and four beautiful daughters – Yutona Carol Siikavaara of Sweden, Janet Lynn Skelton of Conyers, GA, Denice Walkup Collum of Las Vegas, NV and Melissa Rae Warner of Phoenix, AZ, 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she devoted her time and efforts in service work. Family meant the world to her and she was loved by all who met her. Private family service and internment will be held at Jenkins Cemetery in Charleston, WV. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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