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Loretta Lynn Gipson, 76 of Middlefield, passed away at UH Geauga Medical Center Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born on June 1, 1942 in Maple Hts., daughter of the late William and Helen (Shalko) Sofranko. Loretta was a graduate of Kenston High School and received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Kent State University. She was a proof reader and journalist for Geauga Times Leader, Plain Dealer, and then at the Sun Newspapers, she was a reporter. She also was a real estate agent for Century 21. Her hobbies included reading and going to garage sales. She especially enjoyed being with her family who will miss her dearly.
Loretta is survived by her beloved husband Clayton B. Gipson of 38 years; her daughter Stacy (Jeff) Heavner of Parkman, two step children, Ned Gipson of WV and Becky Gipson of CA; and her granddaughter Colleen Kathryn (Dillan) Butcher of Chesterland. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Stephen.
Calling hours will be held 3:00 – 5:00 PM with a Celebration of Life to follow at 5:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2019 at Parkman Congregational Church, 18265 Main St. in Parkman, Ohio.