Rippel Rose Mary Rippel, 87, of Urbana, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. She was born March 6, 1926 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of the late George and Alice (Spears) Bulger. Rose Mary enjoyed collecting antiques -- especially dolls. She spent time sewing, and was a great lover of books and ceramics. Rose Mary was a Cub Scout Den Mother, a member of International Doll Collectors Club and a part of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Pueblo, Colorado. She is survived by her sons, Arthur James Rippel of Somerset, KY, James Wayne Rippel of Columbus, OH, Steven Gregory (Cathy) Rippel of Delaware, OH; daughter, Beth Ann (Rick) Jewell of Urbana; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and other relatives and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 1-3 p.m. at VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, with a funeral service following at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1150 17th St., NW Suite 850, Washington, D.C. 20036, or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 15, 2013