GOWER, Mo. - Alice Merle (Looman) Tripp, 79, of Gower, formerly of Platte Woods, Missouri, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, at the Gower Convalescent Center.
Alice was born April 3, 1940, to Otto Andrew and Ruth Jane (Moulton) Looman, in Augusta, Kansas.
She grew up in Bethany, Missouri, and in 1958 graduated from Southwest Harrison High School.
She graduated from Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, in 1961.
In 1966, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then in 1976, she earned a Masters Degree in Nursing, both from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas.
In 1982, she earned her Doctorate (PhD) at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.
She worked as an Assistant Professor at Graceland College, in Lamoni, Iowa, and the College of Nursing, University of Arizona, in Tucson, and was a Research Assistant at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas.
Alice authored four nursing text books: the Basic of Patholophysiological Mechanisms of Congestive Heart Failure, the Basic Patholophysiological Mechanisms of Inflammation, the Basic Patholophysiological Mechanisms of Shock and the Basic Patholophysiological Mechanisms of Endocrine Dysfunction, all by NY McGraw-Hill, 1979.
She also authored these publications: "Complex Multiple Choice Options?", in the Journal of Nursing Education, March, 1985, and the "Discrimination Analysis to Predict Graduation Non-Graduation in a Masters Degree Program in Nursing", in the Research in Nursing and Health, in 1981.
She was a member of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the American Education Research Association, the National Council on Measurement in Education and the Sigma theta Tau Pi Lambda Theta.
Alice was preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband, Benjamin Leeth Tripp.
She is survived by: her sister, Anna Updegraff; nieces, Elizabeth Payne, Rebecca Lytton and Juanita Richardson; several great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Graveside Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Miriam Cemetery, Bethany.
Arrangements by: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.