John Lemuel Sr. and Esther Virginia Rippeth

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – John Lemuel Rippeth, Sr., 94, of Lafayette died on Saturday, March 29, 2014. He was born in Lorain, Ohio. Born Aug. 18, 1919 he was the son of Sarah Mae Singhaus Rippeth and Samuel Clyde Rippeth.

Esther Virgina Rippeth, died March 5, 2007. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on Nov. 2, 1922 she was the daughter of John and Grace Paul.

They formerly lived in Indianapolis, Ind. and Cherry Hill N.J. John and Esther married on Aug 7, 1941 in East Liverpool. He was employed by Reliance Standard Life Insurance for around 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Murat Shrine, and Scottish Rite. John and Esther were active in the Cherry Hill Methodist Church. She retired from Aetna Insurance Company. As a couple John and Esther enjoyed bowling, golfing, Arthur Murray Dining and Dancing, Super Seniors, and a weekly trip to Atlantic City casino and boardwalk.

Surviving are a daughter, Judith L. Rippeth (Jim Taylor), daughter-in law, Patricia Rippeth, granddaughter, Tammie Cartee (Troy), grandson James Taylor, Jr. and great-grandson, John H. King.

Their son, grandson, brothers and sisters have preceded them to heaven.

The interment for John L. and Esther V. Rippeth with be at 2 p.m. Friday, May, 23, 2014 at Columbiana County Cemetery.

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Arrangements were handled by the Soller-Baker Funeral Home of Lafayette, Ind.