Joyce J Ripp

Born: Fri., Jun. 19, 1931
Died: Tue., Apr. 3, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Apr. 07, 2018
Location: Reichard Funeral Home

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Joyce J. Ripp, 86, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.


 Preceded in death by her husband Charles S. Ripp, she spent 54 years on their farm near Union City before moving to Greenville. 


 Our mother was born in Randolph County on June 19, 1931 to George and Letha Noffsinger, the last of five children. She worked as a registered nurse both before and later while raising her family of four for whom she was the epitome of kindness and strength. A member of Community United Methodist Church, Mom loved travel with her family, years of euchre club and social events with her treasured Union City friends, reading, and working jigsaw puzzles. Nicknamed JJ (for Joyce June) she was the best kind of fun-loving grandmother, always willing to engage her beloved grandchildren in a board or card game. Over the years she cheerfully hosted countless family get-togethers.


 She will be deeply missed by her children, Denise (John) Shanahan, Kathy (Bob) Armstrong, Gregg (Ann) Ripp, and Lori Payne; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jackson) Garvey, Michael Shanahan, Crystal Dannaker Lea, Sam Armstrong, Steve Armstrong (fiancée Logan Nelson), Kyle (Angela) Ripp, Betsy Ripp, and Ellie Payne; great-granddaughter Elena June Ripp;  sisters-in-law Barbara Ripp Safford and Linda Woodward Noffsinger, and many nephews and nieces.


 Visitation is Friday, April 6th from to 4-7 p.m. at the Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 West Deerfield Road, Union City, IN 47390. Funeral Services are Saturday, April 7th at 10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home with the Rev. Mitch Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in the Union City Cemetery.


 Memorial contributions can be made to the Community United Methodist Church, Union City Ohio Fire and Rescue or a charity of your choice with envelopes at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Debra Miller
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Kathy Sorry for loss of your Mom. She was a very kind lady. May God provide you and your family with comfort.

Dixie Marshall
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Denise, Kathy, Gregg, Lori and your families, my sincere sympathy for the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Joyce was one of the most gracious, kind, thoughtful, and sweetest people I have known. Every time we saw one another, she never failed to express her deep pride in each one of you. She was such a pleasure to know. How fortunate you all are to have had this wonderful mother and grandmother, so beautiful in every way. What a lovely example she set for all the rest of us who will miss her greatly.

James B
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
To the Ripp Family: I am sorry to hear about Joyce's death. Even though Joyce lived a long life, it is never easy to lose a loved one to death. It is times like this that make us look forward to the time when God will remove all forms of sickness and death from the earth (Revelation 21:4).

Jack and Gloria Horner
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Our Deepest Sympathy to the whole Ripp families.💞 at this time.
Jack and Gloria Horner 💓
Greenville, Ohio

Ray & Ronda Skinner
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Rory spoke highly of her and what a sweet woman she was.

Elizabeth Garvey
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Ken and Liz Garvey.

Daisies: Purity, Motherhood, and Transformation. Condolences to all of Joyce's family on the loss of such a special woman. From The Garvey Family

Lisa Brooks
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Denise, Kathy, Gregg Lori and family. We are so sorry for the loss of Joyce. She was a wonderful friend and we will miss her so much. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time for you. Love, Roger and Lisa

Doris D Hannoy
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
The Peace Plant- May your beautiful plant be a reminder
of Joyce's love for you - and give you peace. Blessings to your family..
So many fond memories..
Debbie Dunning, Kristi Ebbinghaus & Doris Hannoy

Summer Merrylees
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
I am so sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Mothers are so special and hard to lose.
The Bible gives us hope for our loved ones that have passed, it promises a resurrection of the dead at Acts 24:15. Jesus himself spoke about this at John 5:28-29.
What a great way for God to give us comfort, knowing they will return! (Psalms 37:10,11,29)
I hope this thought will help you through this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
Dear Denise, Lori, Greg, and Kathy,
My heart goes out to you and your families. Joyce was one of the kindest, sweetest women I've ever known. She always made me feel part of the family the countless times I was at your family home and was a lot of fun (not to mention a great cook. Ooh, I still miss her pecan brittle). She was always calm and unruffled, made a kid feel secure and accepted. I put her right up there with blessed you all were to have her as your mother and your children's grandma. She was a great example in my early life as to how a person should live. I will always appreciate her Christian example and strength, and her and your dad's friendship with my parents. I enjoyed them both so much. Will continue to pray for you all during this grief journey. Joyce will be deeply missed by everyone privileged to know her. Colleen and family

Frank Marchal
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
I just saw where your mother passed away. I met her and your family when I assisted Richard with the purchase of her home. I will always remember the kind and loving personality of Joyce. Each of you were very special in that important decision of her buying that home. I felt special in the meeting of the family. I never did make it for the Thanksgiving dinner.. but did see Joyce several times after and talked about making it the next year. Sorry for your loss... the world has lost a wonderful person. Frank

Jo Anne and Gene Stocksdale
   Posted Tue April 10, 2018
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Joyce.
We will sure miss her as our neighbor.

Gene and Jo Anne

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