Carolyn Sue Cipolat

Mrs. Carolyn Sue Cipolat

Aug 20, 1942 - May 28, 2020
Liberty, WV

Mrs. Carolyn Sue Cipolat

Aug 20, 1942 - May 28, 2020
Liberty, WV


Carolyn S. Cipolat, 77, of Liberty, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Carolyn was born in Eccles to the late Lucian and Dorothy Staples on August 20, 1942.
She married her best friend and love, Frank Cipolat on December 26, 1960 and this coming December would have marked their 60th Anniversary.
Carolyn loved to make things for people. As an accomplished pottery and quilt maker, rarely keeping her hands still, she loved to create unique pasta dishes for her family and especially her
grandson, Jared Hawkins.

She worked at West Virginia State University before retiring to the family farm to enjoy the activities of harvest time, home canning and to further pursue her pottery skills. She spent many
hours on her back porch watching the birds, deer and turkey in the field.

The day of her death was special for her, getting her hair cut, chatting with friends and having an exceptionally good time talking about memories; as the day ended, she sat in her recliner,
closed her eyes and simply went to sleep with her husband and daughter by her side.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 32 year old brother, Mack Staples; and older sister, Clara.

Surviving is her husband, Frank; daughter, Stacy (David) Hawkins; and her pride and joy, grandson, Jared; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and her special niece and friend, Debbie.

Due to COVID 19, a private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of Flowers – the family suggests donations may be sent in memory of Carolyn to a donation for those in need.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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5 responses to Carolyn Sue Cipolat

  1. Frank, we send our love and sympathy to you and your family.
    Carolyn was someone special in your life for 60 wonderful years.
    Death may leave a heartache no one can heal but, love leaves memories that no one can steal.

    David and Elaine

    1. You are very dear friends and family. Thank you.

      Your cousin Frank

  2. So sorry for your loss,she was my mothers cousin.Betty Rhodes Maynard was my mother.I remember Carolyn from little granny Dwiers and Clara Ann Falks when I was a child also my mothers funeral.

  3. Frank and Stacy, I am sadden to learn of Carolyn’s passing. She brighten many with her warm smiles and friendship. She was a fun person and I enjoyed being a friend and co-worker. Praying that you find comfort in the many memories you have made together. My deepest sympathy and prayers. R.I..P. Carolyn!

  4. Mitch Haddad says:

    My condolenses to your family.
    I met her one time several years ago and walked out with freshly canned
    vegetable. She was a kind woman.

    My her Memory Be Eternal!

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