Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Frances Marie Hilpert, 99, Fort Madison

Frances Marie Hilpert, 99, of Fort Madison, died Friday, Aug 28, 2020.

Frances Marie Hilpert, 99 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 2:32 am Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.  She was born November 20, 1920 at Bloomfield, Iowa, a daughter of William Wendell and Frances Hazel (Wells) Newton.  On June 18, 1938, she married John Roby Hilpert at Bloomfield, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 2002.  

She is survived by two daughters, Elaine Anne Ploss of Windsor, Colorado and Mary Catherine “Cathy” (Craig) Blanchard of Charles City, Iowa; three grandchildren: Michelle, Laura and Andrea; two great granddaughters, Krystal and Evelyn.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,one daughter Frances Roberta Witte, and one granddaughter Dianne.

Per her wishes her body has been cremated.  Private family arrangements are being planned for a later date.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Hilpert family and an online guest book may be found at

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