Edward Charles Lipscomb

December 10, 1923January 1, 2020

Edward Charles Lipscomb, 96, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday January 1, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born December 10, 1923 to John Thomas and Margaret Helen (Reiner) Lipscomb in Bloomington, IL. He married Dorothy Lowery in 1958, she preceded him in death. He is survived by sons Edward (Ivette) Lipscomb of Dallas, TX, Mark Lipscomb of Denver, CO, step-daughters Bonnie (Donnie) White of Mississippi, Jane (Harlan) Hieser of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Cathleen Lipscomb, six brothers, four sisters, one grandson, two great-grandchildren. Edward worked as a car inspector at the rail yard for many years. He also enlisted into the United States Army during World War II where he was a clerk typist until his honorable discharge. He enjoyed going to different organizations like the American Legion, Eagles, Elks, VFW, and the Moose. He was a longtime member of Park United Methodist Church, Bloomington. Funeral service will be Tuesday January 7, 2020, 11:30 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10-11:30 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s name to the Park United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at


  • John Thomas Lipscomb, Father
  • Margaret Helen Lipscomb, Mother
  • Dorothy Lowery, Wife
  • Edward (Ivette) Lipscomb, Son
  • Mark Lipscomb, Son
  • Cathleen Lipscomb, Daughter
  • Bonnie (Donnie) White, Step Daughter
  • Jane (Harlan) Hieser, Step Daughter
  • Edward also leaves behind seven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cathleen; four sisters; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Entombment Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020


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Bonnie White

January 8, 2020

Donnie and I are soo sorry we couldn't make it for the funeral. We both have Love for Eddie and the way he took care of Mother for soo many years. His loving care kept her out of a Nursing Home. I once told him " God really loves you." He laughed and asked me why? I told him because you are a special angel for taking such good care of Mother. He laughed and said "Well she deserves it." Him and Mom just laughed. A special kind of man.

Verma Gummerman

January 5, 2020

We cherish our tines together with Ed & Dorothy. He was always the "star attraction" at every Lowery family reunion. Our condolence to the Lipscomb family