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Margaret Ann Sipes

Margaret Ann Sipes

Margaret Ann Sipes, 93 of Ocala, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 20th at the Legacy Hospice House. She was born in Jefferson County, PA. She was raised in the Baptist Church, attended a Lutheran Church and became a Methodist.  Margaret’s hobbies included reading, sewing, needlepoint, crocheting, cooking and baking, but most of all being with her family.

She is preceded in death by her son Timothy G. Sipes. Survivors include her devoted husband Wallace R. Sipes of Ocala, FL, son John R. Sipes and wife Margaret of Ocala, FL, daughter Donna J. Sipes Molvik and husband Patrick of Newport, Washington ,daughter in law Christine Sipes 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great children.

The family will be having a gathering at the funeral home on Monday, October 26th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home on 910 Silver Springs Blvd and the celebration of life will be at 11:00 am in the Funeral Chapel with the burial taking place at 2:00 pm at Florida Hills Memorial Cemetery in Spring Hill, FL.

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Crime

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Business

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Headlines

Marion County Public Schools cancel classes as Tropical Storm Eta makes landfall

Marion County Public Schools has cancelled classes for Thursday, November 12, in preparation of Hurricane Eta making landfall in Florida. 

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