Dorothy Louise Rippel

February 11, 1924 - May 30, 2021
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Dorothy Louise Rippel, 97, of New Philadelphia, passed on into Heaven with her family by her side on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Country Club Retirement Center at Dover as her grandson-in-law, Scott Miller, sang her favorite song, “Amazing Grace”.

A daughter of the late John Edward and Mary Emma (Loveday) Garver, Do…

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Dorothy Louise Rippel, 97, of New Philadelphia, passed on into Heaven with her family by her side on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in Country Club Retirement Center at Dover as her grandson-in-law, Scott Miller, sang her favorite song, “Amazing Grace”.

A daughter of the late John Edward and Mary Emma (Loveday) Garver, Dorothy was born February 11, 1924 at Tuscarawas, Ohio.

On October 30, 1942, Dorothy married William F. Rippel and they raised one daughter, Nancy. The couple shared 50 years of marriage prior with William’s passing in 1991.

Dorothy was known for her unwavering Christian faith along with her study and knowledge of the Bible and being a great prayer warrior. She dedicated much of her time sharing her faith with others too. Along with William, they were leaders of the youth group at Church of God and as a member of the First Christian Church at New Philadelphia, Dorothy was quite active in the Ladies Bible Study Group.

She was a member of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center where she enjoyed meeting friends for lunch and playing cards. Dorothy also volunteered much of her time at the Carousel Kids Preschool and at Hospice Browse & Buy.

Dorothy’s greatest passion in life however was her family and spending time with them. She cherished the memories of boating on Atwood Lake with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, attending art shows and vacationing numerous times out west. She was also quite fond of the 18 years she and William wintered in Florida as Ohio “Snowbirds” and hosting family and friends during their time there.

During her later years, Dorothy took great joy in being a grandmother and great-grandmother and was affectionately known as “Gee Gee” to her grandchildren. She was also fondly known as “Aunt Doe” to her many nieces and nephews and their families whom she also loved dearly.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Wendell Shaffer of New Philadelphia; her grandson, Todd (Beth) Shaffer of Scottsdale, Arizona; her granddaughter, Tricia (Scott) Miller of New Philadelphia, her great-grandchildren, Madison and Derrek Miller and Jamie Durishin; a brother, J. Daniel (Lela) Garver and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant brother, George Garver and sister, H. Caroline Reed.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover with Pastor Lu Ann Youngman officiating. Then, everyone is invited, including guests who may not be able to join the service at the cemetery, for a reception in the Geib Family Center at New Philadelphia starting at 12 p.m.

Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to a mission that was dear to her heart, Global Seeds c/o Andrew Mueller, 617 Culmore Drive, Farquay Varina, NC 27526.

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Service Information

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Global Seeds

c/o Andrew Mueller
617 Culmore Drive
Farquay Varina, NC 27526

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Born: February 11, 1924
Died: May 30, 2021

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Maddie posted on 6/2/21

The Best Great Grandma!

 

kas kaswinkel posted on 6/1/21

Nancy, Wendell, Trish, Scott, Todd and Beth ----- Deepest sympathy to you all, what a great gal - but she is with her Lord and Savior and we all will meet someday - Be Blessed Daily - Bev and Kas

 

Jim Richter posted on 6/1/21

Dorothy, a dear and precious lady, will be missed by many including her daughter, Nancy, and the entire family. Dorothy was a sweet and wonderful friend who was always a joy to be around. Even though I moved away from New Philadelphia years ago, every time I was back in the area I truly tried to visit and spend some time with her seeing the genuine joy of her sweet smile. Rest in peace dear friend in the presence of the Father and the SON and some day I will see that wonderful smile and enjoy being near you once again. IN HIS LOVE!

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 6/1/21

Dearest Nancy, Wendell and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Dorothy, what a grand Lady and wonderful neighbor she was.....Loved her and thinking of you all with good thoughts and prayers..... Carolyn Vaughn

 

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