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Ann Crowell Lipe

Ann Crowell Lipe, 84, of Concord passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Transitional Health Services, Kannapolis. A celebration of Ann’s life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Concord, officiated by Rev. Dr. Mark Ericson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will lay in state one hour prior to the funeral. The family will greet friends following the service. Ann was born May 22, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio. Her birth parents were Chlorise Smith and Lee Crowell. After the death of her mother, when Ann was three years old, she made her childhood home with her uncle and aunt, Charles and Ida Crowell, of Mt. Pleasant, whom she fondly called Mama and Daddy Crowell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Lipe, in 2013 and the one she lovingly called “sister“, Ethel Crowell Ritchie, in 2006. Ann was a 1949 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. She furthered her education at Lenior Rhyne College and after graduation, spent her 47 work years with Shuford Insurance Co., where she made many dear friends throughout the years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, active with the Women of the ELCA and a member of the Elizabeth Cauble Circle and Margaret Shipton Circle, served on the church council, social ministry committee, and call committee. Her hobbies included: a weekly card game with her dearest friends, reading, volunteering at CMC Northeast and for the Salvation Army, and loving tasks done for family, friends and church. Surviving to celebrate her life are two sons: Greg Lipe of Florence, SC and Gary Lipe of Concord; nephew, Don Ritchie(Paula); niece, Donna Carter(Donald) all of Mt. Pleasant; and nephew, Kenneth Smith(Donna) of WV In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 100 St. John’s Church Road, Concord 28025.

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My sincere condolences to Ms. Lipe's family during this difficult time. She was a very sweet lady and I'm glad to have gotten to know her during the time we all cared for her at Mt. Pleasant. My prayers are with you all. Fly high Ms. Ann.

Melissa Dean May 6 2016 12:00 AM

Greg, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I did not know your Mom personally, but she had to have been a wonderful lady because she reared a wonderful son. Janet

Janet Hicks, CPA May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Margaret Crowell Stewart May 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ann Lipe

Margaret Crowell Stewart May 4 2016 12:00 AM

I will certainly miss seeing Ann's smiling face. She was a joy to talk to and be with.

Nancy miller May 4 2016 12:00 AM

Gary - you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Laurie, Jim & Chris Miller

Laurie Miller May 3 2016 12:00 AM

This precious lady is near and dear to my heart. I pray for wonderful memories and a lovely celebration of her life for each of you. Becky Galloway Overcash

Becky Galloway Overcash May 3 2016 12:00 AM

Greg and Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Lisa Linker May 3 2016 12:00 AM

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