Amelia (Cipat) Tinio

Funeral Mass for Amelia (Cipat) Tinio, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022, at St. Lawrence Campus Center and burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Amelia passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at LMH Health.

Amelia was born on July 13, 1958, in Manila, Philippines, the daughter of Antonino T. Cipat, Sr. and Abundia B. Catipay-Cipat.

She was a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Stormont Vail Healthcare in Topeka. She had previously worked at Hiawatha Community Hospital, Horton Community Hospital, and Onaga Community Hospital.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. Leo’s Parish in Horton, KS, St. Leo’s Altar Society, and Most Pure Heart of Mary – Thursday Bible class in Topeka.

She married Bienvenido M. Tinio, Jr. on June 22, 1985, in Quezon City, Philippines. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Abundia Catipay-Cipat; five sons, Marc Benedict, Melbien Anthony, Michael Don (Gina Rossi), Moses Carl, Murphy Earl – all C. Tinio; two sisters, Antonieta Cipat-Perez (Buenaper), Aida Cipat-Gatbunton (Alberto); and four brothers, Antonino Jr. (Melissa Lucas), Alex (Yolanda Holgado), Abe (Margarita Santos), and Aban (GiGi De Jesus) – all C. Cipat, two grandkids, Michael, and Gina’s children – Josephine and Chiara. She was preceded in death by her father, Antonino T. Cipat, Sr., and her brother, Abe C. Cipat.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon with a Rosary to follow at noon prior to the Mass on Monday, May 16, 2022, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

25 Condolences

  1. Kolette Becker on May 11, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    My condolences Melbien to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Kolette Becker

  2. Cheryl McAfee on May 12, 2022 at 8:33 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of Amie’s passing. She was a Very Special lady. She was always so caring and happy and loved her sons so very much. She would always volunteer to help at the church and school where her sons were involved. My prayers go out to all of you at this very sad time.

  3. Kristin Rosenberger on May 12, 2022 at 9:10 am

    So sorry to hear of Amie’s passing. I enjoyed working with her and loved her laughter.
    Kristin Rosenberger

  4. Sandy Paden on May 12, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Such a Wonderful Soul snd Person!

    Ami Rest Well in God ‘s Arms!

    Bienvenido, Boys and All of Ami’s Family and dear ones are in our Prayers !!
    Love Rodney & Sandy Paden
    and Family

  5. Pam Norman on May 12, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Beautiful picture of a beautiful soul! Prayers to Ami’s family

  6. Janice lott on May 12, 2022 at 11:01 am

    She was a lovely! Always happy to see anyone! Janice Lott

  7. Aida Gatbunton on May 12, 2022 at 11:02 am

    She’s a very loving, caring, thoughtful and generous sibling, daughter, mother and wife.
    She have loved her family so much.
    We will miss you Inday Mely.
    I love you my dear Ate.
    You are now peacefully resting in God’s arms.

    Al, Aida, Aira and Aldrich

  8. Beth Jensen on May 12, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    There aren’t words to express my sadness. I will always remember Ami as a bubbly presence who encouraged her sons to succeed. Her legacy is the success of all five of her sons!
    My favorite memory is holding on to her for dear life as we went through the haunted house at Universal Studios in California. Who knew that two grown women could scream that loud! Hold tight to your memories!
    Beth Jensen

  9. Pat Esau on May 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Condolences to Ami’s family. I remember her as a fun loving person, ready for a laugh and talking about her loving family.

  10. Joey & Lola Montes on May 12, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    What a strong and courageous woman, the legacy she left behind , while instilled her five sons to excel in everything they do in life. Knowing and watching these boy grow sitting in front of them in Church for so many years, to become courteous and kindhearted young men. To you, Benny and to her sons, our dearest condolences for your loss. Remember young men to lite a candle at Church on the day of your Birthdays. That’s the way your Mother taught you, don’t forget your faith. Your Mother will always be with you. We will keep her in our prayers.
    “May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her, and May She Rest In Peace. Amen.
    Your Friends in Christ. Love,
    Joey & Lola Montes

  11. Joey & Lola Montes on May 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    To Benny and your sons. What a courageous and God Loving Woman. What a legacy she left behind., five sons who she encouraged them to do well and achieve their goals in life, and stay the course.
    How Lola and I saw you grow sitting in front of your family every Sunday, at St. Leo’s
    Church, become courteous and great young men. You are in our hearts and prayers.
    “May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Her,
    May She Rest In Peace. Amen.
    Your friends in Christ , Love ,
    Joey & Lola Montes

  12. Tom, Mary & Jacob Sullivan on May 12, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Amie’s passing. She was always so very nice and we always saw a smile on her face. She was always very supportive of her children in anything they had done. Our condolences to the family

  13. Lulu on May 12, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    It is so heartbreaking to know you are gone. I will miss you and our phone conversations because you were always there – a phone call away. You provided spiritual and emotional support to Bernard and me. Amy has always been proud of each of her sons and I tell her all the time that she and Ben brought them up very well. Amy prayed fervently for her family and her friends. Thank you, Amy for your friendship, love, and prayers. I will miss you, miss you so much.
    Benny, hugs to you, take care.
    Marc, Mel, Michael, Moses, and Murphy, let her memories and her laughter live on.

  14. Terri Oswald on May 12, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I am deeply sorry about the loss of Ami. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring her. We will always remember her big bright smile. We have been sharing so many wonderful memories of Ami and the joy she brought. Thanking God for her life and legacy. We will keep your family in our prayers.
    Gregg and Terri Oswald

  15. Judy Bechtold on May 12, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    So very saddened to hear of Amelia’s passing. She was such a sweet lady. I worked at the Horton Community Hospital, with her. She always had a smile on her face. Such a sweet personality. She will be greatly missed, by so many. I feel blessed to have known her.

  16. Sasha Palo-Cabase on May 13, 2022 at 6:06 am

    Ate Ami,

    It pains me to hear about this loss. You have touched the lives of so many including mine. Rest easy and I will miss you.

  17. Annie F. Villafuerte on May 13, 2022 at 7:05 am

    I am truly saddened by the passing of a very dear friend while we were in high school. I will surely miss her laughter which is so contagious that i cannot keep smiling hearing her laughter. She was so helpful especially if I need to have laboratory while in Phippine General hospital after she graduated with honors in UST. I will miss you my dear May, that my term of endearment for my bestfriend Amy. May you now rest in the company of our dear Lord. I will always pray for you and your family. Love you dear friend.

  18. Kris Poston on May 14, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I am so sad to hear of Amie’s passing. She was a second Mother to my son Tyler, who practically lived there, in Horton, while growing up. I’m so sorry you lost your Mom, but her memories will live on forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Poston Family

  19. Monika Sadowska on May 14, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Ami touched so many lives in the very best way. I’m grateful I got the chance to know her as both a Stormont Lab colleague and a friend.

  20. David Wilson on May 14, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Ami was a joy to work with and a wonderful person. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to Benny and their children.

  21. Margaret Janulis on May 15, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I’m so saddened to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful person who never failed to come talk to me and pass on kind word when she came on shift. Her smile would light up the room. Rest easy Ami, you left beautiful memories.

  22. Marie Galluzzi-Potter on May 15, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I am so sad to read about Ami’s passing. She and her husband had a great devotion to The Divine Mercy. They attended our Chaplet services often and made friends in our group. She was always happy and smiling and made each individual feel special. I said the Divine Mercy Chaplet for her knowing that Jesus was there to welcome her. Our condolences, The Divine Mercy Chaplet friends

  23. Reggie Rey-Canlas on May 16, 2022 at 9:36 am

    I am so sad to hear of your passing Mhay, as we fondly call you. Never thought that you would leave so soon. You will always be remembered as a sweet, caring, jolly & genuine friend. It was a pleasure knowing you, being my friend & my “kumare”. Until we meet again.
    My sincerest condolences to Benny, her sons, grandkids, Mamay , siblings & to the rest of the family. Prayers for comfort in your time of grief. God bless you all.

  24. Gino Canlas on May 16, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Condolences to the Cipat and Tinio families and all the friends and loved ones whose lives have been touched by the strong woman that Ninang May was. I was very happy when you agreed and finally came to my sister’s wedding in Chicago. I am blessed to see you here in the US for the first, but unfortunately, the last time as well. Rest in everlasting peace in the arms of our Creator.

  25. Ellen Bernardo on May 16, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Sorry to know you’re gone Mhay.Thank you for the friendship and memories.I will miss your laugh.
    You’re now in the hands of our Lord,and the Angels.
    No more pain.
    Goodbye my dear friend,my best friend.I love you

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