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Clara Jean Sipe

February 20, 1930 — December 25, 2022

Clara Jean Sipe, 92, of Taylorsville, went to her Heavenly Home on December 25, 2022, at Gordons Hospice House following a short illness.
She was born February 20, 1930, in Alexander County, she was the daughter of the late James O. Drum Sr. and Mamie Abernathy Drum.

She retired from Carolina Glove Mill, and was a homemaker who loved sewing, cooking, and baking cakes. Jean also enjoyed collecting dolls, teapots, books and other items.

A member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Alexander County, she enjoyed the church fellowship, especially the monthly birthday parties which she rarely missed.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Diann Stocks as well as sisters, Hazel, Dorothy, Ruby, Frances, and Helen. She was also preceded by brothers, Jerry, Earl, and Grover.

Left to cherish her memory, her husband Carl Sipe Jr., of the home; sons: Lynn Icenhour and wife, Mindy, of Newton; Clifford Icenhour and wife, Kathy, of Taylorsville; and David Icenhour and wife, Debbie, of Taylorsville. She is also survived by one brother, James Drum and wife, Glenda, of Taylorsville and one sister, Carolyn Black, of Mount Holly. Grandchildren include: Deidra Skinner, Deana Icenhour, Mark Stocks, Laura Hensley, Tara DeJarnette, Bryan Icenhour, Amy Sigmon, and Angela Smith. She was blessed to have nine great-grandchildren: Rachel Skinner, Jackson Skinner, Sophia Hensley, Kelsea DeJarnette, Kolton DeJarnette, Tyler Icenhour, Easton Icenhour, Hannah Baker, and Emily Baker; and three great-great-grandchildren: Saylor Icenhour, Keaton Icenhour, and Adaline Icenhour. Along with a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends

Mrs. Sipe’s visitation will be held Wednesday December 28, 2022, at Alexander Funeral Service from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Thursday December 29, 2202, at St. Luke Lutheran Church at 1:00 pm. Dr. Robert Allen will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Brian DeJarnette, Jack Skinner, Brian Icenhour, Mark Stafford, David Cozart, and Mark Stocks will serve at pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church 1364 Church Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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