Janet Lorraine Troupe Kipe, 85

September 17, 2009

DEC. 13, 1923-SEPT. 15, 2009

Janet Lorraine Troupe Kipe, 85, of Richmond Street, Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Dec. 13, 1923, in Reid, Md., she was the daughter of the late Harvey Mason and Florence Leatherman Troupe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Howell Kipe.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1941. She graduated from the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing in 1945 and was a member of their alumni association. She was a member of the First Brethren Church.

She is survived by three sons, Richard L. Kipe and wife, Donna, Edward R. Kipe and wife, Nancy, and Gary L. Kipe and wife, Marcene, all of Hagerstown; three sisters, Evelyn Wolford and Eloise Shaffer, both of Hagerstown, and Patsy Johns of Leitersburg; one brother, Donald L. Troupe of Hagerstown; grandchildren, Andrew T. Kipe, Dr. Nicole M. Mann, Michael E. Kipe, Jeffrey L. Kipe and Sean A. Kipe; and two great-grandchildren, Christian L. Kipe and Alexander B. Mann.


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Eigenbrode and Doris Peirson, and a brother, Jacob D. Troupe.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., with the Rev. Edward L. Poling officiating. Burial will be at the Lutheran Church Cemetery in Leitersburg, Md. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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