Leola A. "Lee" Dippold, 81,Â of Benzinger Road,Â St. Marys, died peacefully at her home onÂ Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014Â after losing her long battle with cancer.
She was born on March 21, 1934 in Cyclone, daughter of the late Clyde "Pep" Stilson and Clara (Argue) Stilson.Â Â
In August of 1952, she married the late Gilbert "Gibby" Dippold who preceeded her in death in 1993.
Mrs. Dippold was a 1951 graduate of Bradford High School.Â Over the years she worked at G.C. Murphys, Sylvania, and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital, from which she retired.Â Over the past several years, she enjoyed attending the Fox Township Senior Center (among other centers in the county) to dance when they had entertainment.Â She competed in and won several ribbons at the Annual Senior Games in Bradford.
She is survived by her gentleman friend, Blaine Stauffer of St. Marys; three daughters, Connie (Ray) Bauer of Cherryville, N.C., Darlene (Don) Johnson of Mt. Jewett, and Donna (Bob) Desibaugh of Cresson; a son, Carl (Wallissa) Dippold of St. Marys; two brothers, Robert (Margaret) Stilson, and Dick (Jeannette) Stilson, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Frances (Al) Murry and Sally (Ken) Roberts of Oklahoma City, Okla.; seven sisters-in-law, Sandy Stilson of Andover, Ohio, Ellen Stilson of Clarance, N.Y., and Catherine (Boots) Young, Patty Selle, Marlene (Molly) Glatt, Carol Carr, and Mary Andrus, all of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Coast; two brothers, Gerald "Butch" Stilson and Clyde "Sam" Stilson; and a granddaughter in infancy.
A celebration of Leola A. "Lee" Dippoldâ€™s life will be held at the Fox Township Senior Center, Main Street, Kersey, on Saturday, Jan. 25,Â from 1-4 p.m.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, Community Nurses Hospice of Elk County orÂ to a charityÂ ofÂ theÂ donors choice.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at http://www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com/.