Florence Rita Lipps, age 86, died on Monday, October 30, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born on March 3, 1931, in Andover, Ohio, a daughter of Florence Barbara (Johnson) and Andrew John Marshall.
Florence was a 1949 graduate of Williamsfield High School. She was a lifelong resident of Wayne except for two years that she spent in Anchorage, Alaska, where she worked as a clerk for the former Northern Fuel Company.
Florence married Lewis J. Lipps, Jr. on June 18, 1950. She was the custodian for Pymatuning Valley Schools until she retired in 1998 and previously worked for the former Armstrong General Store in Williamsfield as a clerk.
Florence was a life member of the Williamsfield United Methodist Church, where she was the treasurer for sixty-eight years, was the custodian and taught Sunday School. She was a representative for the Council for Dynamic Rural Ministry, an active member of the Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club and a member of the Wayne Historical Society where she was treasurer. Florence could be found at P.V. Schools tutoring in math and doing Ohio Reads for over twenty-one years. She loved to cook and was famous for her church dinners.
She is preceded in death by her parents; Lewis J. Lipps, Jr.; and a brother, S. Carl Marshall. Survivors include her two sons Lynn E. (Marla) Lipps of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Lyle W. (Brenda) Lipps of Albion, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Gregory L. Marshall of Las Vegas, Nevada, and A.J. Marshall of Robbinsville, New Jersey; and a grandson, Luke Andrew Lipps of Muncie, Indiana.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 1:00pm at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio, with Pastor Lyle W. Lipps officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery in Wayne, Ohio. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 3rd from 2:00pm until 4:00pm and from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsfield United Methodist Church PO Box 650, Williamsfield, OH 44093. An online guestbook is available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Published on October 31, 2017