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Sr. Rose Marie Lipke, CDP
June 30, 1927 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old
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At the age of 96, Sister Rose Marie passed quietly into eternal life on Friday, February 9, 2024. She was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Schmittau) Lipke and the oldest of five siblings. Sister Rose Marie ministered for many years as an Elementary Teacher and later as a Pastoral Minister and Associate. She ministered in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, PA, Boston, MA, Stamford, CT, Knoxville, TN, and the Archdiocese of Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Virginia Lipke Voke, Joanne Lipke Anderson, and Rev. Joseph Lipke. Sister Rose Marie is survived by her sister Germaine Lipke Bathen and niece Denise Bathen Jacques, the Sisters of Divine Providence and their Associates. There will be a Prayer Service on Wednesday, February 14th at 4:30 p.m. and viewing from 6-8 p.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Thursday, February 15th at 11 a.m. All events will be held in the Visitation Chapel at Kearns Spirituality Center, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Please enter through The Commons. Those fully vaccinated are welcome to participate. Chapel events will be livestreamed at: https://video.ibm.com/ channel/Q4zW6rUvwPq. Burial will follow in Providence Heights Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sisters of Divine Providence, 9000 Babcock Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101. Arrangements are entrusted to ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Ave., Pgh, PA 15220. To leave a memory of Sr. Rose Marie, visit us at www.staabfuneral.com.