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Adele B. (Powell) Gipe

September 2, 1928 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Adele B. Gipe, 91, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born in Schuylkill Haven on September 2, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Alberta (Ney) Powell. She lived in Schuylkill Haven most of her life and was a 1946 graduate of Schuylkill Haven High School and a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing. 

She worked at Wernersville State Hospital, Southern Schuylkill County Visiting Nurse Association and the former Greenview Nursing Home. Before retiring she worked at the former St. Matthew's Day Care and Discovery Workshop in Schuylkill Haven. 

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven. Within the church she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, on the Altar Guild, and was a member of the Women's fellowship class. Formerly she was a choir member, Christian Education Committee Member and representative to the Schuylkill Association of the United Church of Christ.

Other memberships include American Legion Post #38 Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star and St. Joseph Alumni Group. She also volunteered at the Schuylkill Haven Food Pantry.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl W. Gipe in 2002, son Matthew Gipe in 1993, and sister Doris Batdorf in 1996.

Surving are daughter Susan Gipe, Schuylkill Haven, son Timothy Gipe, Wyomissing and grandson Kyle Luckenbill husband of Amanda, Exeter Twp. She is also survived by a great grandson Benjamin and great granddaughters Cecelia and Abigail, nieces and nephews.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Family requests memorial donations in Adele's memorybe forwarded to St. John's United Church of Christ, 121 E. Main Street, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972 or Compassus 1001 James Dr b34, Leesport, PA 19533.

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