SPRINGFIELD - Dorothy Claire Pippy, 87, of Springfield, died at 10:16 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her home.
Dorothy was born October 17, 1925 in Spring Hill, Nova Scotia, the daughter of James and Sarah Merlin Wilson. She married William Pippy on September 8, 1948; he preceded her in death on December 30, 1985.
Dorothy was an avid bridge player and loved to bowl. She was known for her wonderful apple pies, and was a crossing guard at Carl Sandburg School for over 35 years.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean Potter; and one brother, Kenneth Wilson.
She is survived by her children, Diana Pippy and David Pippy, both of Springfield, Susan (husband, Larry) Kron of Seattle, and Cathy Sharp of Springfield; and five grandchildren.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.
Memorial Ceremony: The family will be hosting a memorial ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Jerome United Methodist Church, 1570 Reed Ave., Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Jerome United Methodist Church, 1570 Reed Ave., Springfield, IL 62704 or
The family of Dorothy Claire Pippy is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.