CLAREMONT Betty Henry Kanipe, 81, of Claremont, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Catawba Valley Living in Rock Barn in Claremont. Born March 22, 1938, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Herman Lee and Johnsie Minerva Henry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandchild, Matthew Smith. She is survived by daughters, Loren Miller and husband, Lane "Rocky" of Claremont, Liane Isenhour and husband, Wesley, of Claremont; sister, Loretta Gilbert and husband, Bill, of Claremont; grandchildren, Andrew Smith and wife, Shannon, Maddy Isenhour, and Macy Isenhour; and great-grandchildren, Nikolas Smith and Kassian Smith. Betty was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and an office manager for 28 years for Dr. William Inscoe, DVM. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, at the Drum Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Haddock officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont. The family will receive friends from 12 to 12:45 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society of Catawba County, 3224 20th Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 3216 W Main St., Claremont, NC 28610. Condolences may be sent to the Kanipe family at www.drumfh-conover.com. The Kanipe family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

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