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Lois Evelyn Lippi, 96, passed away at 8:22 AM Monday, June 18, 2018 at Community Health Professionals Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born November 8, 1921 in Van Wert, a daughter of Dewey and Mary (Ladd) Gillespie, both of whom are deceased. On January 12, 1938 she married Albert John Lippi who is deceased.
Surviving are her children: Rita (Earl) Nye, John (Karen) Lippi, Tony (Jo Ann) Lippi, Michael (Shirley) Lippi, Christina Wall, Steve (Donna) Lippi, Kathleen (David) Neiferd, Angie (David) Foreman, Juliana Lippi, Korina (Jason) Graham, Mark Lippi, Evangeline Marie Lucas, Melinda "Mindy" Longwell, Shawne (Bill) Bogle, more than 120 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 30 great great grandchildren and four sisters; Mary Alice (Owen) Rank, Betty (Gale) Sherer, Peggy (David) Hiller, Patty (Raymond) VanWynsbergh.
She was preceded in death by two daughters; Carmensita (John) Michael, Cynthia (Les) Decker, and two brothers; Ralph Dewey (Ruth Ellen) Gillespie, Kenneth (Charlotte) Gillespie.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and the Auxiliary of Van Wert American Legion Post 178.
Lois enjoyed supporting multiple missions, especially the 'Our Lady of the Snows Missionary Oblates', for many years. She had hand-crafted over 40,000 crocheted coasters and crocheted decorations, including angels, crosses, and snowflakes, which were sold with all proceeds going to the missions.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, June 22, 2018 in St. Mary of The Assumption Catholic Church with Father Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Preferred Memorials: Our Lady of the Snows Missionary Oblates in Bellville, Illinois.
Funeral arrangements by Brickner Funeral Home Van Wert, Ohio.