Please note change of location of service. Mrs. Lipper's service will be a GRAVESIDE service on Tuesday at 10:30 at the NEW WOODVILLE CEMETERY, rural Wyaconda rather than at Wilson Funeral Home. Thank you.MARILEE LIPPER
Marilee Lipper, age 85, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Marilee was born March 21, 1933 in Kahoka, a daughter of Albert Michael and Pansy Webster Snider.
She was married to Hillis F. Lipper on November 11, 1951 at Luray. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2007.
Survivors include her children: Patricia (Jack) Self of Oklahoma City, OK, Pamela Lipper of Albuquerque, NM, Nancy Pierron of Greensboro, NC, Susan Lipper of Greensboro, NC, and Michael (Meg) Lipper of Kennesaw, GA; five grandchildren: Paul Carter (Ann) Pierron of Raleigh, NC, Michael Thomas Pierron of Hilo, HI, Elizabeth Pierron of Hilo, HI, and Klein Lipper and Addison Lipper, both of Kennesaw, GA; one brother, James Snider of Spokane Valley, WA; a step-sister, Oneida Bourgeois of Kahoka, MO; and a sister-in-law, Rovene Lipper of Luray, MO; as well as nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother; her husband; a sister, Betty Harris and her husband, Cecil; sister-in-law, Barbara Snider; and step-sister and step brothers-in-law: Mary Lynn and Jerry Lillard and Wayne Bourgeois.
Marilee was gifted with many talents that she used every day of her life. She was raised when you didn’t throw away and you made do with what you had. She was very resourceful in that way and carried it on to her children and those around her. She truly lived the saying "waste not, want not". She was the Queen of Reuse and Recycle. Her special love was growing and arranging flowers and bird watching. In her years as a florist she would use greenery and flowers growing in her yard and along the highways to create beautiful, original designs. She loved watching the birds and was so excited that she had just spotted for the first time in her life a hummingbird nest that she proudly displayed in her apartment.
At one time she provided child care in her home and for the next two and a half decades raised the Wilson children and worked in the funeral home with their parents. She enjoyed working with the flowers and conversations with the many people that came through the door.
She was a member of the Luray United Methodist Church and the Perennial Garden Club. She volunteered and worked hard in both. She was an avid reader and kept up with the news, always learning more. There wasn’t very much that she couldn’t do. While residing at the RCF in the Clark Co. Nursing Home the past few years she would often be seen sitting at her sewing machine while repairing clothing belonging to the residents, workers and sometimes others. It was a part of her ministry to help others and not have idle hands.
Marilee loved her family and they returned that love to her even though they were miles apart. She had a wonderful appreciation for her extended family and many friends.
GRAVESIDE services were held Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the New Woodville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the New Woodville Cemetery.
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Monday, August 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
New Woodville Cemetery
rural Wyaconda, Missouri