Rosalie L. Hipkins

CORTLAND – Rosalie L. Hipkins, 96, of Cortland, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at Over the Rainbow Adult Day Center.

She was born Feb. 25, 1918, in Verona, Pa., a daughter of John and Lucy Belle Carlton Gribble.

A longtime resident of Cortland, Mrs. Hipkins was employed at Packard Electric in Warren for 28 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of the North-Mar Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Warren.

She enjoyed crocheting, canning, vegetable gardening, growing strawberries, sewing and doing word-search books. Mrs. Hipkins also enjoyed attending the monthly Packard Electric retirement dinners.

She is survived by five daughters, Patricia Hipkins of Lititz, Pa., Marilyn (Graham) Forster of Gustavus, Donna (David) Ruhl of Kinsman, V. Lynn Hipkins of Duff, Tenn., and Vivian (Michael) Glancy of Billings, Mont.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She married Donald E. Hipkins on June 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1972. She was also preceded by her son, Dennis E. Hipkins; her two sisters, Loella Kyser and Betty Bell; and her brother, Marion Gribble.

Calling hours will from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Baumgardner Funeral and Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery, Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Over the Rainbow Adult Day Center, 110 Windsor Drive, Cortland, OH 44410.

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