Mary Alice Booher Sipes, 57

MUNCIE, INDIANA (OBITUARIES) - Mary Alice Booher Sipes, 57, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mary was born in Muncie on August 17, 1956 the daughter of Thomas Robert and Dorothy Mae (Spraul) Booher, and was a 1974 graduate of Muncie Southside High School. In 1977 Mary earned her Associate’s Degree in Chemistry from Ball State University.

Mrs. Sipes worked as a Media Specialist with Ball State University for over 31 years, until her retirement in 2011. She was a board member of the Serenity Club of Muncie. Mary was a cat lover and animal enthusiast. She enjoyed watersports, fishing, travel and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband of over 25 years Rick Sipes, Muncie; two sisters, Barbara Booher, Muncie, and Nancy English, (husband-Gary), Carmel; four step-Children, Tamara Luke, Alexandria, Melissa Dotson, Alexandria, Todd Sipes, Alexandria, and Skip Sipes, (wife-Megan), Scottsville, Kentucky; 12 grandchildren, including one who lived with her, Breanna Utterback; four great grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews, Jim Booher, Robert Booher, Mark Booher, Nicole Cruzinha, Tom English, and Kristen English.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Richard Booher.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Parson Mortuary with Pastors Dan Tompkins, and Kevin Robbins officiating. After cremation, her final resting place will be in Black Cemetery. Friends may call at Parson Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis Indiana 46278 or Humane Society of Indianapolis (HSI), 7929 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268.

Online condolences may be directed to the mortuary at www.parsonmortuary.com.

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