Margaret E. Sipe

Nov 2nd, 1927 - Feb 9th, 2019


Anatomical Gift Donation to SIU School

Lake of Egypt- Margaret E. Sipe, age 91, of Lake of Egypt, passed away at 10am on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Marion.

Margaret was born in Harvey, Illinois on December 2, 1927, the daughter of Dewey and Emma (Buddenbaum) Goot. She married Paul Sipe and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2017.

Margaret was born and lived in the Chicago area for half of her life, but she moved to S. Illinois where her parents and family originated and where she had spent many summer holidays.  She loved the people and the pace of life in S. Illinois, especially that of her her church communities:  Warder St. Baptist Church for many years, and after she was house-bound, McKinney Chapel just a short walk from her house at the Lake of Egypt.  She was always concerned with helping other people, so it is not surprising that her last wishes were for her body to do the same.

Survivors include: Son- Stephen and Catherine Sipe of Marion

Son- David and Amy Sipe of Marion

Daughter- Carol and David Pileggi of Jerusalem, Israel

Daughter- Leslie and Andy Gibbons of Elkport, Iowa

Thirteen Grandchildren

Several Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother- Lionel Goot, and sister- Louann Kramer.

As per Mrs. Sipe’s wishes, her body will be donated to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The family will hold private memorial services for the family at a later date, upon the return of her cremains. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with her final arrangements.









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  • Guest: Shawn Maze

    From: Goreville , Illinois

    Date: February 9, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. Always loved seeing you all come into church and watching her sing and she would always tell me I played the piano like her mother. Prayers for you all.