Barbara Jean (Graham) Lipe (1936 - 2012)


Barbara Jean Lipe, 76, of Coffeen, died at 7:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Bass, Patton, Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Jim Vargo of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Fillmore officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in VanBurensburg. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Montgomery County Cancer Association, Green Hill Cemetery or St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Lipe was born on May 2, 1936, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Dwight and Doris Nelson Graham. She married Hershel L. Lipe on May 28, 1954, in Hernando, Miss.; he died on Oct. 24, 2003.
She is survived by a son, Curtis Lipe and his wife Kim of Coffeen; and daughters, Cheryl and her husband Jeff Short of Fillmore, Carmen and her husband Jason Knight of Vandalia, and Carla and her husband Kevin VonderHarr of Greenville.
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24, 2012