John A. Rippy

Born: Thu., Jan. 10, 1924
Died: Fri., Feb. 18, 2011

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Mr. John A. Rippy, age 87, of Robinson, Illinois, died Friday February 18, 2011 of a heart attack. He was born January 10, 1924 in Westmoreland, Tennessee, the son of John A. and Mattie Mae (Creasey) Rippy. On July 16, 1955 he married Freda May (Bush) and she preceded him in death on October 24, 2009. He served in the US Army during WWII, retiring on December 21, 1965; retired from Marathon Oil Company, West Gate Security after 21 years; member of the 1st Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Robinson, IL; E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, Illinois; BPO Elks #1188, Robinson, Illinois; life member of VFW Post #4549, Robinson, Illinois.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerry and Mary Beth Rippy, Greenwood, Indiana; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Charles Graves, Lafayette, Indiana; step-son ad spouse, Ira and Cheryl Siegel, Vandalia, Illinois; six grandchildren and two step granddaughters; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and Thomas Brazzell, Lake Placid, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Freda; brothers, Hubert and Gordon; sister, Flora Williams; sister-in-laws, Virginia Rippy and Betty Rippy; stepdaughter, Harriet (Siegel) Coker, in 1986.

Visitation will be Tuesday February 22, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois with the funeral service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford Memorial Hospital Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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