Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Lou Irene Sipe

Lou Irene Sipe, age 89, formerly of Shelby Avenue, Shelby, died early Saturday morning in the Heritage Care Center following a short illness.

She was born February 23, 1906 in Mansfield, the daughter of Daniel Roscoe and Cora (Hawk) Sipe.

Miss Sipe was a school teacher at various one room schools starting her career in 1926 at Marsh Run School, then moving to Hazel Grove School , Bricker School, and Hartman School. In 1936 she began teaching at Central Elementary School in Shelby where she retired in 1967.

Miss Sipe attended Bowling Green State University and graduated form Ashland University.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby, where she was a former member of the handbell choir and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was also a former member of the Business and Professional Womens Club in Shelby, the Daughters of Union Veterans, the Union Grange, and the Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by 1 niece, Faye Bauer of Rockville, Maryland; 1 great niece, Rebecca Lynn Bauer of Charlotte, North Carolina; 1 great nephew Brian Jeffrey Bauer of Greenville, North Carolina; numerous cousins, including Jeannette Oates of Shelby, who was her caregiver.

She was preceded in death by a sister Hilda Sipe in 1928 and by a brother Clifford A. Sipe in 1971.

Calling hours will on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at the First Lutheran Church, with Rev. June Fryman, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

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