Mrs. Ruth O. Sipe, 92, of Lebanon, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.
Mrs. Sipe was born Aug. 16, 1920 in Boone County, a daughter of Elmer and Edith Bell (Campbell) Cochran and step-mother Mabel Cochran. Both parents are deceased. She was married to Harold Sipe on Sept. 24, 1938. He died in 1998.
Ruth was a graduate of Kirklin High School and General Hospital Nursing School. She worked for Dr. Dillon, Dr. Porter and retired from Witham Hospital. She grew up in the Elizaville Baptist Church and was active in the Eastern Star and involved in Shrine activities with her husband. Ruth loved planting flowers, playing the piano and reading.
Survivors include her children: Larry (Carol) Sipe of Indianapolis and Rita (David) Tipton of Gadsden, Ala.; four grandchildren: Kimberly Goodin, Brenda Glenn, Michelle Pierce, and Karen Bryk; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, April 18, for visitation from 4 until 8 p.m. with services to be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 19, with the Rev. David Wright of First Baptist Church officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Eastern Star Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Sipe will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Elizaville Baptist Church, 5946 Howard St., Lebanon, IN 46052; and First Baptist Church, 207 E. Washington Street, Lebanon, IN 46052.