Carol Helms Lippincott, 87, formerly of Chestnut Hill, an editor and community volunteer, died April 1 at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. For the past 10 years she had lived at Cathedral Village in Andorra.

Mrs. Lippincott had been a volunteer for many years at Chestnut Hill Hospital. In the 1970s she had worked as an assistant editor at The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

An accomplished ice dancer, she enjoyed tennis and bridge. She also was a talented artist who painted and worked in needlepoint and rug-hooking.

Born in New York, she was raised in St. Davids and graduated from the Shipley School.

She is survived by daughters Frances Earle Newbold and Elizabeth Earle Miller; a son, James Morris Earle; step-daughters Louise, Deborah, Frances and Elizabeth Lippincott; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lippincott’s husband, Barton H. Lippincott; a son, Murray Earle, and sisters Georgeanne Helms, Patricia Helms Horsey and Joan Helms Hunter, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Church of St. Martin -in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane in Chestnut Hill. Memorial donations may be made to the Pennsylvania SPCA at 350 E. Erie Ave., Philadelphia 19134, or online at – WF