Rosella (Sipple) Niner


SALISBURY, Pa. Rosella (Sipple) Niner, 87, of Salisbury, departed this life Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Meyersdale Manor, Meyersdale.

She was born in Elk Lick Township, Somerset County, Pa., Feb. 5, 1916, daughter of the late Lloyd Calvin Sipple and Lydia Susan (Housel) Sipple. She was also preceded in death by husband, Alvin Dalton Niner, Sr., Oct. 4, 1968; three sisters, Almeda Cecil, Miriam Hart, Blanche Sipple; and a brother, Clay Sipple.

She graduated from Salisbury High School in 1932, attended Indiana State Teachers College and recieved her bachelors and masters degrees in education and guidence from Frostburg State University. She taught for 23 years in the elementary and secondary schools of the Salisbury-Elk Lick School District.

Upon retirement she traveled extensively to all fifty states, Canada, Europe, Mid-East, Hawaii and the Orient. She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ., Salisbury, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent, choir member, deacon, elder, and presdient of the Consistory.

She is survived by two sons, Edgar Niner and wife, Elizabeth, Ormond Beach, Fla., Alvin Niner, Jr. and wife, Leona, Grantsville, Md.; three grandchildren, David Paul Niner and wife, Celeste, Gainesville, Fla., Kelsey (Niner) and husband, Brett Blackadar, Lake Mary, Fla., and Roxanne Niner, Grantsville; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Peters and Alyssa Rose Niner, Gainesville, Fla., Megan Elizabeth Blackadar, Lake Mary, Fla.; two brothers, Paul Sipple, Doylestown, Pa., and Nyle Sipple and wife, Lena, Granstville, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Garna (Niner) Walker, Meyersdale, and Helen (Niner) Galley, Fort Hill; also several nieces and nephews. 

At Rosellas request her body was cremeated. There will be no viewing, visitation or service.

Private inurnrment will take place at the convenience of the family at the Salisbury Cemetery beside the grave of her husband.



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