Kathleen A Sipes

August 21st, 1917 to September 30th, 2015

Kathleen Alma Sipes, 98, of Fort Gratiot, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

She was born August 21, 1917 in Richwood, West Virginia to the late Jennings and Ora Ward. She married Robert Sipes, who preceded her in death in 1996.

Mrs. Sipes co-owned and operated Carey Salt Company in Tampa, Florida with her husband. She was an avid reader and golfer and enjoyed knitting and baking. She will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her loving and generous spirit.

She is survived by a niece, Kathy (Rick) Ward-Slumpff; a daughter-in-law, Eileen Sipes; four grandchildren, Bill (Laurie) Sipes, Pauline (Rich) Payne, Andrews (Lisa) Sipes and Susan (Denae) Jennings; and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step son, Paul Sipes; and two brothers, James William McVay Ward and Jennings King Ward Jr.

Private family services will be held.

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