Maxine Sipe

August 11, 1933 ‒ August 30, 2017

Yucca Valley, California
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: There is nothing more attractive than a woman who carries herself like a Queen and wears confidence like a crown. Maybe not royal by earthly birth, but the dignity, respect and grace that came as a child of the Most High, was most becoming on Maxine Sipe. She was a Queen without an earthly “Queendom.”

Maxine Passed into the Lord’s care Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from High Desert Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree, California. She was 84.

Born Minnie Maxine McQuillen August 11, 1933 to E. E. “Babe” and Edna H. (Harvey) McQuillen, she was graduated from Savannah High School and worked the telephone switchboard at the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Company.

It was there at The Tire, that she met George Sipe, whom she married, and would later help operate Sipe Concessions.

Every Queen enjoys high tea – especially if it’s with her grandchildren – and Maxine doted on her family. In later years, she tirelessly attended to George’s care.

Her surviving family includes her daughter Merry Missett of Joshua Tree, CA, her son J. Todd (Becky) Sipe, of Ontario; stepson Dan Sipe of Las Vegas, NV; Grandchildren Elizabeth Dederick, Jenn Sipe, Tiffany Sipe, Will Sipe, and Bethany Sipe; great grandchildren; a brother-in-law Buddy (Mary) Sipe  and sister-in-law Maxine Sipe all of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband George on August 24, 2015; a son-in-law Stephan Missett; a granddaughter Laura Tenney; sisters Verdie Kayor, Velma June McQuillen and Treva Doggett; and brothers Leo, Robert and Dale McQuillen.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Shenandoah Cemetery.  The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the Sipe family.

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  • My heart and prayers are going out to you and your family Todd. Always remembered Maxine as such a beautiful person inside and out.

  • My Condolences to super sister-in-law many many fond memories. It is an honor to have known this lovely lady. May God bless her memory and all those who knew and loved her

  • I am a fellow church member that had the honor of knowing and sharing in the Lord with Maxine. She was such an incredible human being . Sweet and kind. Always thinking of others. We are all better people for knowing and seeing her example of how to serve others and her walk with the Lord. God has a beautiful angel now.

  • I can only imagine the huge grin on Papa’s face as he welcomes his little sweetie into their heavenly realm together. Gracefully she will move toward the throne and into the arms of Jesus! Holding her head up high and breathing easier than ever before. Finally receiving the royal treatment she always dreamed of . Mama will be missed by so many of us down here on earth. I was fortunate enough to be her son. She would have never sent me into the world without first teaching me of manners and social graces. I owe my gentle spirit and loving heart to her. Thank you mom for your love and many sacrifices you made for me.
    PS- Please let Papa do the cooking up there:)

  • Todd, Becky and Family-
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She seemed like an amazing woman. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marc Pfizenmayer

  • Merry Lou, Todd, and all of MIck’s family,
    My greatest sympathies and condolences. My dear Aunt Mick will be sorely missed but blessed to be home with her and our dear Saviour. She was always an inspiration to me. She was a dear, beautiful lady and so classy. Love and prayers to all. Vicki and family