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Lillie Lippert

In Loving Memory

Lippert, Lillie Ann (nee Arthur)

May 31, 1942 - May 16, 2023

Lillie (Lil) Ann Lippert, age 80, 11 months and 15 days, of St. Louis Missouri died Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Mercy South Hospital in St Louis.

She was born May 31, 1942, in Highland, Illinois the daughter of Julius Leroy and Alice Helen (nee Schmitt) Arthur. Lillie grew up in a small town called St. Jacob, Illinois.

In her younger years, she enjoyed Girl scouts, 4-H, summer camp and Jobs Daughters for girls.  She was previously a member of White Shrine of Jerusalem in Highland, Illinois until she moved to St. Louis.  After she graduated from St. Jacob High School she began working in St. Louis at the Public Library downtown. She retired in 2012 after 52 years of service.  Lillie was an avid reader and taught her children and grandchildren how wonderful the world of books truly can be.

Lillie married Arthur Robert Lippert on March 9, 1974 at the justice of the peace in Cahokia, Illinois.  They went on to have 2 children, Robert Charles and Julie Ann.

Lillie enjoyed attending church at Bethesda Evangelical and her faith in God was very strong.  In her later years, despite the difficulty of physically attending church, she continued to volunteer in any way she could. She loved to fill Easter eggs with candy for the egg hunt and filled thousands of plastic eggs every year.  Lillie also enjoyed traveling with her children and grandchildren whenever she could and loved playing dominoes or cards with anyone who would sit long enough.

Lillie is survived by her sister Mary Alice (Lonnie) Key of Highland, Il, her stepson Rick Carbaugh of Granbury, Tx.  Her two children Robert Charles (Cecelia) Lippert of Bonne Terre, Mo. and Julie Lippert of St. Louis, Mo.  She has many nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many beloved friends.

Lillie was preceded in death by her parents Julius Leroy on July 5, 1963 and Alice Helen on February 11, 1977.  Husband Arthur Robert on November 11, 1981, sisters Jean Alice on February 15, 1938 and Tillie Esther on February 15, 2017.  Nephew Randy Scott on May 25, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lillie’s favorite charity, Shriners Children’s St. Louis | Children’s Hospital (shrinerschildrens.org), which was very near and dear to her heart.

SERVICES: Funeral will be held at Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Rd 63123) on Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 12 noon. Interment to follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Funeral ministered by Rev. Mark Stehlin of Bethesda Evangelical Church.


4 thoughts on “Lippert, Lillie Ann (nee Arthur)”

  1. Lllie was first and foremost a dear friend who I knew for over 50 years. We worked at the St. Louis Public Library and stayed in touch for many years after I left there. I hold many fond memories of our friendship. Heaven gained another angel. Rest In Peace

  2. Me and Lil both worked at St Louis Public Library. I also attended Tower Grove Christian as both of her children did and graduated the same year as her son (*Sidenote: I also attended Gateway Christian with her son). I remember when I was a Shelver at the Library how I would have to get newspapers from the book drop and deliver them to Technical Services where Lil worked. I would ask her about various people from Tower Grove. My sincere thoughts are with the Lippert family in their time of grief

  3. Lil’ was a very loving and encouraging person. She was instrumental in training new staff, no matter what department they were in. She had an interesting sense of humor and was well versed in many, many topics, hence her library knowledge. She will be missed.

  4. Lil was a wonderful person. She was my first manager in what was formerly known as Technical Services at Saint Louis Public Library. She often liked to play games that kept me on my toes. She definitely made an imprint of myself and the library as a whole. She has and will continue to be missed. Deepest prayers go out the family and all she was blessed to imprint on with her light.


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