Frances "Loreda" Rippy

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Frances "Loreda" Rippy

Frances "Loreda" Rippy, 85, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017, surrounded by her family, at Belle Meade Green House Cottages in Paragould, Ark.

Mrs. Rippy was born August 19, 1932, to the late Harry Lee and Pearl Goodman. Loreda graduated from Marmaduke High School in 1950. She retired from Rector Sportswear after 30 years of employment. She was also a faithful member of Marmaduke Church of Christ and enjoyed singing church songs, reading her Bible and worshipping God. She was a very thoughtful person and over the years has sent hundreds of cards to those who were sick, celebrating a birthday or anniversary or just to brighten someone's day. In her younger years she was a great cook. She enjoyed gardening, camping, water skiing at Lake Norfork, taking pictures of everything, and spending time with those she cared about.

Survivors include her husband of 66 and one-half years, Gene Rippy; one daughter, Nelda (J.T.) Hicks of Paragould; one son, Kevin (Julie) Rippy of Paragould; grandchildren, Tina (Jason) Linam, Adam (Audrey) Lewis, Kay Rippy (Tim) Murray, Andrew Rippy and Ashlynne Rippy; great grandchildren, Shelby Linam, Molly Linam and Kamren McCracken; one brother, E.J. (Janet) Goodman; one sister, Phyllis Skarakis; and numerous other family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Rippy Roberts; brothers, J.D. Goodman, Arkie Goodman, Elbert Goodman, Earl Goodman, Mearl Goodman, Rex Goodman and Ray Goodman; and sisters, Gleeda Reynolds, Faye Long, Joann Goodman, Vonnia Lou Goodman and Betty Skelton.

Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, in the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, in Paragould, with Kelly Rippy and Ray Graham officiating. Burial followed at New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time at the Mitchell Funeral Home. A meal was provided by the Marmaduke and Union Central Churches of Christ and was be held at Union Central after services.

Shelby Linam, Andrew Rippy, Mike Rippy, Bruce Long, Tony Skelton and Craig Goodman served as pallbearers.

Memorials to Children's Home of Paragould would be greatly appreciated as well as the American Cancer Society. Both charities dear to her.

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