Rosemary Sipes, age 72, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.



She was born in Pittsburg on May 26, 1938 to James and Doris (Coots) Miller.

Rosemary Sipes, age 72, of Greenfield, passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

She was born in Pittsburg on May 26, 1938 to James and Doris (Coots) Miller.

On June 11, 1955, she and Mack Sipes were united in marriage, having 55 wonderful years together.

Rosemary loved her family, church and gardens. These were her three favorite things. Every Spring family and church members of Sharon Baptist Church could expect to get seedlings started in her greenhouse to plant in their gardens. She always started way too many for her own use. In death, she was an organ donor.

Rosemary is survived by her husband Mack of the home, son Roger Sipes and wife Cindy of Mt. Vernon, Mo., daughters Doris Johnson and husband Fred of Greenfield and Amber Weiser and husband Michael of Golden City, Mo., 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, brother Art and wife Rita of Delaware, sister Theora Anderson and husband Mark of Pittsburg and a host of friends.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at 3 p.m. in LIberty Cemetery with Rev. Richard Vaughn officiating under direction of Birch Funeral Home of Ash Grove, Mo.