Lilamae Sipes

January 21, 1927 — August 1, 2020

Lilamae Sipes

Lilamae Sipes, 93, of Hamlet, Illinois died Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Trinity Rock Island.

Private family graveside services will be held at Hamlet Cemetery, rural Aledo.  Memorials may be left to Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church or given to the family for a scholarship to be established in Lilamae’s name

Lilamae was born January 21, 1927 at home in rural Perryton Township the daughter of Rollie and Fara Pratt Dunn.  The high school graduate went on to attend Western Illinois University to receive her Emergency Teachers Certificate during World War II.  On February 27, 1949 she married Vernon L. Sipes at her parent's home.  They were married until his passing on July 28, 1996.  Over the years Lilamae wore many hats... housewife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend, partner in crime and cooker of the best fried chicken in the world.  She was a member of Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church from birth to grave as well as a member of Mercer County YMCA and Mercer County Home Extension.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children:  Phyllis (Terry) Bewley, Aledo and David (Eileen) Sipes, rural Aledo; grandchildren: Amanda Martyn, Jesse Bewley, Tarah Anderson, Emily Crossman, Rachel Williams and Nathan Sipes; great grandchildren:  Emma and Jacob Martyn, Atley Anderson, Norah Sipes and Charlotte Willliams and sister:  Ruth Foxall, Macomb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 4 brothers.

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