Vickie Stonecipher
September 23, 1946  -  December 23, 2017

Vickie Stonecipher

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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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Rachel's Works
122 S. Penn
Independence, KS  67301

Vickie Stonecipher was born September 23, 1946 to Walter and Virginia (Good) Austin, in Independence, Kansas and grew up on the family farm in Liberty, KS. She attended Liberty Grade School and Independence High School.
In 1964, she was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Virgil Darrell Stonecipher. They lived most of their life in Montgomery County except when Darrell served in the United States Air Force and lived in Texas. When stationed in Texas, Vickie had her first insurance position at Pioneer American Insurance Co, in Ft. Worth. This position began her lifelong interest in the insurance profession. She has work for Farm Bureau Insurance, Coffeyville Insurance Associates, Commercial Insurance and Schenck Insurance Agency. Always striving for excellence, Vickie earned her LUTCF and certified Senior Advisor designations as well as serving in all office capacities of Verdgris Valley Life Underwriters Association. However, her most honored and loved position was that of wife, mother and grandmother.
Having a strong belief in service, she held office as Montgomery County Republican Chairman, 4th District Vice President, Montgomery County Committee chair for Dick Nichols campaign. She was charter member of Independence and Coffeyville Soroptimists as well as Charter President of Independence Community Foundation. One of the most enjoyable positions she held was Program Director of the Leadership Coffeyville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Esther Lowry Chapter of the DAR. She also was well known for the etiquette and color analysis classes she provided through the Christian based company, Image of Loveliness. She enjoyed this for many years, often involving her daughters in the presentations.
Surviving are daughters, Darla (Doug) Rorick of Kansas City, MO and Gina Villasmil, of Independence, KS; grandchildren: Austin Stone Villasmil, Rachel Marie Villasmil; Andrew James Carroll, Cole Rorick and Katie Rorick; sister Claudia (Dennis) Tritabaugh; brothers Steve (Gay Nell) Austin and Michael (Penny) Austin. Cherished Uncle and Aunt Paul and Anna Good, Adopted Aunt, Jan Weathers and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents Vern and Bessie Austin, Lawrence M Good and Thelma Lewis, Uncles Larry, Norman, James, and George Good. Aunts Betty Austin Navarre and Barbara Patchett.
Celebration of Life services will be Wednesday December 27th, 2017 at 10:00am at Potts Chapel in Independence, KS. Private family burial will follow at Mt, Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday December 26th, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm when the family will receive friends at Potts Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be left in Vickie’s name to Rachel’s Works or donations to Rachel’s future care-can be left at Potts Chapel. On-line condolences can be left to the family by going to


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  1. Kay Westervelt
    Independence, KS

    So Sorry to hear of Vickie's passing. The family is in my thoughts.
    Kay Westervelt

  2. Marilyn (Wagner) Weil
    Edna, KS

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. While growing up,I always considered the Austin family as my 2nd home.

  3. Karen Manderscheid
    Indepencence, KS

    Did not know of her passing....thoughts and prayers are with your family. She was a wonderful person.

  4. GARY and Ruth Schenck
    Altamont, KS

    Vicki was a real friend to me. As an associate in the insurance business we had the same interest/ do what is best for the customer! She was always an inspiritstion.

    As a family you have many good memories!

  5. Connie S Robertson

    Darrell and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time.

  6. Susan Collins
    Dewey, OK

    I will never forget her wonderful smile when she greeted me in her office. Always understanding, willing to take the time to answer questions. A truly remarkable lady. So proud of her family. She touched many lives. I am unable to attend the service but the family will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

  7. Selma Lee and johnnie peyton
    Coffeyvile, KS

    Our thoughts are with your family. Sorry for yourloss.

  8. Cathy (Bever) & Don Clark
    Independence, KS

    So very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of growing up with the Austin family out on the river. Thinking of you all and praying you all find peace in knowing that Vickie is no longer suffering. With deepest sympathy, Cathy and family

  9. Marta Lopez Thompson & Mary Lopez Family
    Independence, KS

    Thank you for all did for our family and giving the best care in our insurance needs!

  10. Coy Allen
    Wichita, KS

    My thoughts & prayers are with the immediate/extended family as you begin this period of grief. God Bless you all.

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