Adelaide McLeod Sipp Spanton passed away February 1, 2021. Born in Jersey City, N.J. March 3, 1927, she was the daughter of Alexander and Adelaide McLeod. Growing up in the Ridgewood, N.J. area, following high school she entered the Julliard School of Music in New York City where she majored in voice and minored in piano. She was an active singer in New York and Chicago. In 1948 she married Peter F. Sipp in the First Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. They lived in Glen Rock, N.J. until moving to Hinsdale, IL. Where they remained until 1988 when they retired to Leawood, Kansas and Naples, Florida. Following the death of Peter after a happy marriage, she married William F. Spanton with whom she spent a happy marriage until he passed away. Adelaide was a member of Naples United Church of Christ, PEO and Yale Club. She leaves a daughter, Paulette Sipp Ford, son Peter F. Sipp, Jr, four grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and her brother, Alexander E. McLeod, Jr. Services will be private. As was Mr. Spanton’s wish, she will be buried with him at St. John’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, Naples, Florida.
A Scot’s Farewell
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no tears in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
For this is a journey we all must take.
And each must go alone,
It’s part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.
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