BUCKHANNON — Annabell Florence Lipps, 83, of Buckhannon, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at her home while under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born Aug. 1, 1929 in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late Virgil Lee and Ora Wilmoth Spore.
On March 25, 1953 she married Riley Blaine “Mutt” Lipps Sr. who preceded her in death on March 22, 2003. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Joe Riffle and Daniel Joseph Lipps; two daughters, Barbara Cottrill and Annamae Lipps; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and Raymond Spore and two sisters, Rita Lowther and Mabel Lough.
She is survived by six sons, Virgil Daniel Lipps, Riley Lipps Jr.,Bernie Lipps and wife Mary and Woody Riffle and wife Barbara all of Buckhannon, Ernest Lipps of Gassaway, and Riley Roscoe Eugene “Crow” Lipps and wife Deborah of Century; two daughters, Mary Perrine and husband Jack of Century and Faye Zirkle and husband Sam of Beverly; 29 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Jay “Bud” Spore of Hackers Creek; one sister, Virgie Landers of Buckhannon and special friends, Leona Smith and James Wilmoth both of Buckhannon.
Mrs. Lipps worked at West Virginia Wesleyan College in housekeeping. She was pentecostal by faith and was a student of the Literacy Volunteers. Friends were received Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 from 5-9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., today, Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Wease L. Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Peterson Cemetery in Weston. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.