Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Franklin) Hipp

 Norwalk, Ohio – Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Franklin) Hipp, 87, of Norwalk, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at Clare Bridge Memory Unit of Brookdale, Bowling Green, Ohio, surrounded by loving family members. She was born August 23, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Thomas and Agnes (Welch) Franklin.

Elizabeth resided in Toledo throughout her childhood, and attended Central Catholic High School through her junior year when her family relocated to Norwalk. Subsequently, she graduated from St. Paul High School in 1948.

Elizabeth worked for a time in the law office of Henry Young where she met her future husband, Paul, when he came into the office. The two were married at St. Paul Catholic Church on September 29, 1951, and celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to his death in 2011.

Elizabeth was first and foremost a homemaker, raising a family of eight children and participating in their many activities. She was a Girl Scout leader, den mother, sport’s fan and band parent. She was a member of bridge club, study club, Charlie’s Angels bowling team, and the stroke group at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

Elizabeth was a long-time member of St. Paul Catholic Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick, a Heavenly Duster, and member of the bereavement ministry. She was a devoted parishioner to perpetual adoration.

Elizabeth is survived by her children; Sharon Mouch (Dan), Debra Winkle (Steve), Paulette Ewell (Jay), Pamela Reichert (Jerry), Carolynn Ciersezwski (Edward), Gregory Hipp (Diane), Thomas Hipp (Meagan Brown), and Kevin Hipp (April); 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Ardyth Franklin and Maryellen Franklin, and brothers-in-law, Charles J. Hipp, and Gerard Hipp (Patricia).

In addition to her parents and husband, Paul, Elizabeth was preceded in death by brothers Thomas Jr., Charles and Edward Franklin, two infant brothers, daughter-in-law Beverly J. Hipp, and granddaughter-in-law, Trisha Appelhans.

Friends may call on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church. Msgr. Kenneth Morman will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857, or to Miriam House, 249 W. Main St., Norwalk, Ohio, 44857.

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