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 www.reichardfh.com