Lois Hendren Lippard, 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at a local assisted living facility.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1923, in Mocksville, N.C., to the late Willie Linvel Hendren and Jessie Dwiggins Hendren. She was the last survivor of the family of six children.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Harold Augustus "Gus" Lippard, who died June 19, 2010.
Lois and Gus came to Cleveland in 1952, where he established Lippard Propane Gas Service. She worked along with Gus as office manager until her retirement.
She was very active in Broad Street United Methodist Church, serving on the board of directors, as delegate to Holston Conference, and in office of the UMW. She was an office volunteer for several years. She was a member and teacher of the Rodgers Sunday School Class.
She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, where she achieved the highest degree. She was an accomplished quilter, seamstress and needle worker. She leaves behind many examples of her skill and love.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Lippard Dorst and her husband, Mike, of Sarasota, Fla.; a granddaughter, Leslie Dorst Garbis and husband, Evangelos of Nashville; a grandson, Ryan Dorst and fiancé, Wendi Trinker, of Breckenridge, Colo.; one great-grandson, Evan Garbis of Nashville; many loving nieces and nephews; and special friends and caretakers: Betty Scott, Ron and Betsy Williams, and Betty and Fred Brown.
Memorials may be given to Broad Street United Methodist Church Congregational Care Fund, located at 155 Central Ave. N.W., Cleveland TN 37311.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Broad Street United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday before the service.
You are invited to share a personal memory of Lois or your condolences with her family at her online guestbook located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Lippard family with these arrangements.