Dateline: August 3, 2006
Rippetoe, 84, died July 28, 2006, at Sayre, Oklahoma.
Lillian Rippetoe was
born May 1, 1922, in Tupelo, Okla., to Lilly and Charlie Blankenship.
Lillian moved with her parents to the Retrop community and attended school
at Star and later at Ocina, where she was an outstanding athlete. She was
married to Jap Rippetoe at Sayre, Oklahoma on September 3, 1938. They made
their home south of Sayre, where they raised 13 children.
Lillian loved to
quilt and had made two quilts for every child. She also loved to garden
and shared it with her family and friends. She was a member of the Carter
Church of Christ.
Services were held
Monday, July 31, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at Sayre Church of Christ officiated
by Matt Richardson and John Rodgers. Burial was at Carter Cemetery under
the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service, Sayre.
She was preceded in
death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Mary Jo Cavanaugh, one
grandson, Shawn Rippetoe, three sisters and one brother.
five sons, seven daughters, one sister, three brothers, and 39
grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a
host of other relatives and friends.
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