Kellie Lipps

Obituary of Kellie S. Lipps

Smethport - Kellie S. Lipps, 52, of Smethport, passed away Thursday (August 19, 2021).


She was born April 17, 1969 in Olean, NY, the daughter of William F. “Spike”  and Sharon K. "Sharry" Puff Preston.


Kellie was a graduate of Kane High School.  She married Paul Lipps and was employed at The Bradford Era as a secretary.


Kellie enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.


She is survived by:

Her parents: William “Spike” and Sharon “Sharry” Preston of Gifford.

Two daughters:  Tarah M. (Josh) Rounsville of Smethport and Tasha L. (Eddie Boser) of Allegany, NY

Grandchildren:  Ayla O’Connell, Remington Boser and Arya Rounsville

Step grandchildren:  Olivia and Owen Rounsville

Two sisters:  Shellie M. (Jack McCammon) Blauser of Gifford and Kimberly A. Lippert of Olean, NY

One brother:  Lance J. “Lanny” (Dina) Davis of Crosby, PA

And several nieces and nephews.


Kellie was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Willow Boser.


A celebration of Kellie’s life will be held at 11 AM Saturday,  August 21st at Hilltop Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor, officiating. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society (  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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