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April 23, 2013

Ruth Marie Popp Sipes, 82; of Sellersburg

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Marie Popp Sipes, 82, of Sellersburg, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27,  with burial to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery. She was called home to be with her Lord on April 22, 2013.

She was born Oct. 2, 1930, in Sellersburg, to the late Louis and Lorene (Renn) Popp. She was a devoted member of St. Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Post 204, Sellersburg Moose 1757 and VFW Post 1693. She loved to work in her garden, take care of her flowers and play Bunco, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends.   

Survivors include her daughters,  Beverly Basham and her husband Joseph, of Sellersburg, and Alice Aubrey Oechslin and her husband, Kevin, of Crestwood, Ky.; sons, Richard Lewis and his wife Janey, of Batesville, and Robert Lewis, of Sellersburg; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a nephew and other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Sipes; and a brother, James Popp.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post 204, Color Guard. 

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