2013-01-23 / Obituaries

Richard E. Kipe Mercersburg, 92

Richard E. Kipe, 92, Mercersburg, died January 17, 2013, at ManorCare Health Services, Chambersburg.

Born May 6, 1920, at Waynesboro, he was a son of the late Earl W. and Daisy B. Sprenkle Kipe.

As a young man he farm- ed along with hauling milk. His former places of employment include Mercersburg Tannery, Farmer’s Union Elevator of Greencastle, Grove Manufacturing and JLG of McConnellsburg. He was groundskeeper for more than 20 years for the Mercersburg Lions Club Park.

He bowled in the local bowling leagues and received many trophies and awards.

He was a member of Two Top Fellowship Church of Mercersburg. Other memberships include Ft. Loudon Senior Center and Tuscarora Senior Center. He also held the offices of vice president and chaplain in the Fulton County CB Club. His personal interests included camping and fishing at Chincoteague, Va., singing and playing music.

Surviving family include his wife, Evelyn Seville Kipe, whom he married Aug. 20, 1949; daughters: Deborah R. and husband D. Leroy Fagley of Harrisonville; Doreen R. Bowers and companion Steve Shoemaker of Hagerstown; and a son, Darryl R., and wife Eugenia Kipe of Mc- Connellsburg; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; six siblings: Ben Kipe, Janet and husband Blair Wenger, Harry and wife Kathy Kipe, Rev. Elmer and wife Fern Kipe, Rev. Vaughn and wife Judy Kipe, and Daniel and wife Leah Kipe.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Zakarie Bowers; a son-in-law, Abraham Bowers; and six sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., January 23, at Two Top Fellowship Church, Mercersburg. Pastor Paul Martin officiated. Burial was at Welsh Run Brethren Church Cemetery.

Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, was in charge of arrangements.

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