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.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Maxine’s family, send them a message of support online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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