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Dorothy Lipke

DOROTHY J. LIPKE (nee Fulton), age 94; beloved wife of the late Albert; loving mother of Dolores Haddad (Samir), Miriam Gratton (Hubert), Lois Harrison (Harold) and Martha Berquist (Ronald); devoted grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of 32; cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Isabelle (nee Duncan) Fulton; dearest sister of the late Elizabeth Boddy.

Dorothy was a resident of Mayfield Heights after moving from Cleveland Heights in 1974. She was a member of Monticello Gospel Hall for her entire lifetime. After graduating from Lakewood High School, she worked as a payroll clerk at Hough Bakery where she retired after many years. She enjoyed listening to Gospel Hymns, sewing, knitting, stitching, baking and cooking. Many will fondly remember her as a loving, caring, sweet woman who never had a bad word to say and loved her family very much.

Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11 AM at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.). Burial following at Knollwood Cemetery.

Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dorothy at the FUNERAL HOME MONDAY 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

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  1. Bob and Donna Miller

    A very gracious lady has been graciously welcomed home! What a deep joy for her, but praying for the family members who are feeling the loss.

  2. Sorry to hear about your loss but she had a good life.

  3. Mary Lynne, Butch & Joan

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will always have your wonderful memories. Love & prayers, Mary Lynne &Butch Rankin & Joan Fitzpatrick

  4. To the family of Dorothy…..
    I will always remember her smile and that she was such
    a lovely person. I am sure she was a wonderful mother
    and that you will all miss her; I am so glad that you will
    have so many good memories of her and some day
    you will join her in heaven.
    Bill joins with love,
    Donna….

  5. Robert &Joan Weber

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She lived a good long life. We use to correspond years ago after I married and moved to Iowa. Our families spent lots of time together in younger years when we cousins were growing up. Take heart – God has planned this for a purpose. Let your lights shine.
    Love, Robert and Joan

  6. Mary & Rick Eisenman

    Dearest Martha and Family. Your Mother was loved by many, and a blessing on earth. She has touched hundreds of hearts on her way. Her journey was complete and heard the call from God “COME HOME” God Bless You All and as he will give you the Peace knowing that she is safe in his arms until one day you will see her again.

  7. Gene and Nancy Higgins

    What a wonderfully kind, gracious, pleasant, and godly person Mrs. Lipke was and is! Since she is now in the presence of her Redeemer and Lord, more alive than she ever was before, the present tense – “is,” not “was” – is more precise. We hope that amid your great sense of loss you will find comfort in thinking that the glorious reunion cannot be far off.

    Sincerely in our Lord Jesus,
    Gene and Nancy

  8. I have lived next door to this very special lady for many years. She was a very special person and a dear friend. To describe ” Perfect Neighbor” it would be Dorothy. I will miss her.

  9. Marjorie A. Vernon

    It was such a privilege to spend time with your mother and your family some 25+ years ago. She was a wonderful woman and raised an incredible family that is a great tribute to her. May you appreciate the legacy she left you and may your memories of her keep her very close to each of you.
    Marjorie Vernon

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