I just found the obituary for Melba Tippie Hersom. She was my aunt. Her father was Lester Tippie and her mother was Rose Tippie. After Rose died, Lester went to Topeka Kansas to find work. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad in the shops. He left the three children with his parents Albert M. Tippie and Francis A. Hartman Tippie in Elsmore Kansas. Lester remarried to Mae Eddith Snider Tippie and they had two children Lester Lyle Tippie and Eldon Eugene Tippie. The mention of Howard Tippie being their father is incorrect, he was their Uncle.
Hope this helps with your records. I have just started working on our family records, so would appreciate any help you can give me on this Tippie line.