Maurice Edward Sipes

Maurice Edward Sipes, 93, of Galion, passed away Tuesday morning, August 18, 2015 at Mill Creek Nursing Home, Galion.

Mr. Sipes was born September 8, 1921, the son of Hugh Leroy and Mary Saloma (Jacobs) Sipes in North Bloomfield Township in Northern Morrow County and lived most of his life in the Galion area.

He graduated from the Washington-North Bloomfield Twp. High School in Iberia in 1938 and married Maxeal E. Carlock on November 16, 1941. She preceded him in death on July 3, 1999. On May 26, 2001 he married Adeline (Park) Sipes and she survives. 

He was a farmer, factory laborer, office clerk and office supervisor prior to his retirement from ITT North, Johnson City, Tennessee in 1982.

He was a former member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and for the past 40+ years was a member of the Galion First United Methodist Church (now known as Christ United Methodist).

Maurice is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters-in-law, Merrill and Barbara Sipes of Columbus, and Linda Sipes of Powell; and a daughter and son-in-law, Maurita and Frederick Martin of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Other survivors include; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one stepson, Brian Park (Karen) of Columbus.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Max, a sister Belva Patterson and two stepchildren, Jeffery Park and Valerie Park.

Friends may call Friday, August 21, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, August 22 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion, with Pastor Jerry Penrod, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion is honored to serve the family of Maurice Edward Sipes.

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