Marcella Pipkin Obituary

Marcella  Pipkin
Marcella Pipkin

April 16, 1924 - May 21, 2012
Resided in Springfield, IL
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Marcella "Sally" Pipkin, 88, of Springfield, died on Monday, May 21, 2012 at her home.

Sally was born April 16, 1924 in Springfield, the daughter of Ernest and Louise Amrhein Schafer. She married L. Murray Pipkin Jr. on July 21, 1951; he preceded her in death.

Sally was a graduate of National College of Education and taught for a while before having her own children. After her children were raised, she went back to substitute teaching. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, St. John's Breadline, and Caregiver Interfaith Volunteers Services. Sally enjoyed spending time with her many children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and shopping.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and four sisters.

She is survived by her sons, William (wife, Chris) Pipkin of Tallahasse, FL, James (wife, Sue) Pipkin, Thomas (wife, Bonnie) Pipkin, and Robert (wife, Teri) Pipkin, all of Springfield; daughters, Louise (husband, Rick) Kaufmann of Toledo, OH, Barbara Pipkin of Phoenix, AZ, Katherine (husband, Greg) Kaufmann of Springfield, and Mary (husband, Tony) Goldstein of Mechanicsburg; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield.

Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with Rev. Jeff Grant celebrant. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Caregiver Interfaith Volunteer Services, Attn: Ms. Kay Alberts, St. John's Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769 or Saint Martin De Porres Center, 1725 South Grand Ave., East, Springfield, IL 62703.

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Funeral Home
Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
900 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL US 62703
Visitation
Blessed Sacrement Catholic Church
1725 S. Walnut
Springfield, IL US 62704
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Mass
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
1725 S. Walnut
Springfield, IL US 62704
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
11:00 AM

Charities

Caregiver Interfaith Volunteer Services
800 E. Carpenter St.
Springfield, IL US 62769
St. Martin de Porres Center
1725 South Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL US 62703

 

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