Obituary for Martha "Cookie" Lipford (Kolton)
Martha “Cookie” Lipford (nee Kolton), born November 20, 1934, a lifelong resident of Akron, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2017. She was married to Charles “Chick” Lipford for 54 years, before his passing in 2010. She leaves behind her son, Mark (Pat) Lipford, a sister, Barbara Jean Easterling, brother Jim (Rosemary) Kolton and sister-in-law Wanda Smith, grand-children Matthew Lipford and Christopher (Rachel) Lipford, great grand-children James, Winston and Michael Lipford, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cookie worked at the Akron Beacon Journal for over 25 years and leaves many life-long friends she worked with at the newspaper. She was an extraordinary woman, exceptional mother, and a kind, compassionate and loving person who will be very much missed. For those fortunate enough to have known her, we were truly blessed.
Special thanks and gratitude to Sunrise Senior Living who took such good care of her for the last few years and Harbor Light Hospice who saw her through her final days.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, November 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Akron Chapel (811 Grant St.). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nativity of The Lord Jesus Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Road, Akron, Ohio, 44312.