OCEAN CITY–Elizabeth Kitchens Lappe, “Libby,” died peacefully at her home on Aug. 9, 2013. Born in Ocean City, she was the daughter of Chester Kitchens and Sophie Pierce Kitchens Brown. She is survived by her husband, George Lappe, and step-daughter, Debbie Erhardt and her husband Steve of Baltimore, two nieces, Kimberly Bunting Hastings and her husband David of Ocean City, and Tiffany Bunting Wyatt and her husband Mitch of Ocean City. There are two step-grandchildren, Laura Erhardt and Sheri Tirocchi, and four great nieces, Alexa Wyatt, Caroline Wyatt, Ali Wyatt and Paige Hastings. She was preceded in death by her sister, June Kitchens Bunting in 1990.
Libby was a graduate of Ocean City High School Class of 1948 and had been a great high school basketball player. She attended Goldey-Beacom College, and had worked as an office manager at Eastern Shore Gas Company for 40 years. She attended Ocean City Baptist Church and had been a member of the Ocean City Marlin Club. Libby loved walking the beach and Boardwalk with her husband and socializing with everyone. She even had a water fountain on the Boardwalk named in her honor. She also enjoyed bowling at Ocean Lanes.
A funeral service was held on Aug. 11 at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Rev. Terry Davis officiated. A donation in her memory may be made to: American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, Va. 22312, or American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd. Salisbury, Md. 21801. Letters of condolence may be sent to www.burbagefuneralhome.com.