Barbara Sipes

1932-2015

Barbara Gae Sipes passed from this life into the arms of her Lord on May 9th, 2015.Barbara Sipes color

Visitation is on Monday, May 11th from 2pm-8pm at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.

Memorial services are Tuesday, May 12th, 2pm at Edmond Church of Christ.

Barbara was born in Oklahoma City on August 30th, 1932 to Shelby and Florene Smith. She married Keith E. Sipes on Dec 31st, 1950.

She is survived by her four daughters and their families; Cynthia Sipes, Sharon and Randall Helms, Cecilia and Daniel Smith, Keithia and Sean Stegmann. Eight Grandchildren, Shelby Helms, Kyle Helms, Somer Helms, Aaron Smith, Whitney Jeffries, Harrison Stegmann, Shay Stegmann and Halle Stegmann. Seven Great-grandchildren; Sadie, Audrey, Molly and Dierks Helms; Keith and Jamie Helms and Cadence Jeffries. She is preceded in death by her parents Shelby and Florene and her husband Keith.

Barbara graduated from Classen High School in 1950 and then attended secretarial school. After marriage, she lived in Fort Hood TX for 2 years while Keith was in the Army. They moved from OKC to Edmond in 1965. She worked for many years and was retired from Oklahoma Christian University. She was a member at the Memorial and Edmond Churches of Christ. After Keith retired from ONG they spent many happy times at their lake house at Texoma along with their children and grandchildren.

Barbara volunteered for many years at Edmond Hospital and Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and enjoyed playing volleyball, water aerobics and many other activities but her main enjoyment in life was her family and her many friends and her church life.

Barbara was a very giving and cheerful person and was a loyal friend to many. Her children and grandchildren adored her and will greatly miss her smile and encouragement.

Donations can be made to the ‘In Search of the Lords Way’ program – www.searchtv.org

Comments

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Hug’s and prayer’s to you girls and your families. Marsha Cordray Baxter

  2. Our hearts go out to you at the death of your beloved Mother/Grandmother. I am a Chaplain at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital and grew so fond of Barbara. She was a wonderful Volunteer, and had such a sweet and gentle spirit. We were so blessed to have her work at OHH. We thank God for her life and pray He will bless each of you with His gift of Peace. Chaplain Kathy Brown

  3. Barbara Sipes was my “Other Mother” and I’m so very thankful for her love as I was growing up. Always caring, giving and kind. Her family meant everything to her. She was a wonderful example of a working mother and I am so grateful for having known her. My prayers are with the family.

    Jana Smith

  4. Barbara and I were friends and neighbors for many years and I really cherished
    her friendship. She was so sweet and calm and always caring.
    My heart goes out to all the family with love.

  5. What a blessing to have Barbara as my aunt. She was a good moral woman, mother, daughter, wife, grandmother, aunt… She will be greatly missed by many!

  6. June 28, 2015
    To Whom it May be of Interest: Letter and picture addressed to Ms Barbara Sipes:
    This was found about a year ago at the Chester, Ct. Farmer’s Market. It was mailed from Hudson, NY in January , 2007. The opened letter contained a picture of a grave stone, and a note from Aunt Mary.

    We tried to contact by mail Mrs. Sipes, a Mr. Erik Sipes and other sources including Meriden City Clerk to return the letter, but to no avail.

    Through our computer search we found this obituary.

    If a family member would like us to forward the note and picture please send your address to this e-mail:

    mdumbrill@yahoo.com

    • Dear Matilda Dumbrill,

      I was a neighbor and good friend of Barbara Sipes. Her daughter is Cecelia (Sipes) Smith who now lives in Guthrie, OK. but I don’t have her phone or mailing address.

      I do have an email address so I forwarded the letter from the funeral home concerning your request and I’m sure she will be contacting you.

      Thank you for your concern.
      Jean Smith

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