PAULDING -- Janice Lynn Lipp, 67, Paulding, succumbed to injuries sustained in a May automobile accident on Friday, July 11, 2014.
She was born January 29, 1947, in Toledo, the daughter of Karl and Garland (Ritz) Werling. She graduated in 1965 from Paulding High School, and graduated in 1969 from Defiance College. On December 27, 1969, she married her best friend, Gary Lipp, who survives. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish and taught for 43 years in the Paulding School System. Janice rescued and adopted countless dogs of many breeds. She worked rescuing dogs through the Greyhound Inmate Experience, Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan, Galgo Scuby North America and Ohio Lurcher Project. She did transports for many greyhound groups and the Paulding County Dog Kennel.
Janice is survived by her husband, Gary W. Lipp, Paulding; sons, Brian (Adrienne) Lipp of Paulding, Michael (Carrie) Lipp of Maricopa, Ariz., and Aaron (Caroline) Lipp of Greenwood, Ind.; seven grandchildren; siblings, Kathy Haney of Canton, Ohio, David (Brenda) Werling of Albuquerque, N.M., Ellen (Arvin) Grimm of Fort Wayne, Ind., Lisa Werling of Convoy, Ohio, and Ann Miller, Paulding; lifelong friends, Dee and Johnny Bowen; and 11 beloved dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. Burial will be in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with a family memorial service of remembrance followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Galgo Scuby North America or Greyhounds of Eastern Michigan. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.