Mrs. Ida L. York Rippey, 90, most of
whose long lifetime of neighborliness and family devotion had been spent in the
Grafton and Farmersville communities near Mr. Vernon, died at Tuesday (19 Feb 1957) at her home west of Farmersville.
She was the widow of Joseph A. Rippey
who died 34 years ago.
The dwelling in which the end came to the representative of the York family, one of the first families
settling in Posey county, had been here home for 48
Mrs. Rippey had been ill for the last
three years and seriously ill the last year.
The body is at Weisinger Funeral Home
where friends may call after this evening.
Elder Elmer Fleener, Evansville, of the PrimitiveBaptistChurch will conduct the funeral service at Friday in Weisinger
chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
The deceased had been a member of BethelPrimitiveBaptistChurch at Farmersville for 34 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Della R. Devers,
who resides with her mother, and Mrs. Louis J. Alldredge, Mt. Vernon; two
grandson, H. Eugene Alldredge, R. R. 4, Mt. Vernon, and Glen Alldredge, Evansville; one great grandchild and a half
brother, Vincent York, New Haven, Ill.
The parents of the late deceased were James K. Polk York and
Louisa Jane Fislar York. The father was a
native of Posey county.
Mrs. Rippey spent 18 years of her life
of Maunie, and in Missouri, residing in the latter state only a
brief period and journeying there in a covered wagon.
Following the death of her mother, she resided with her
grandmother in Illinois and became the young bride of Samuel Rippey,
a native of Illinois. The husband died four weeks after the marriage and
his widow married Joseph A. Rippey, a brother of her
first husband, in 1883.
It was in 1901
that Mrs. Rippey and her family returned to her
native Posey county. She had resided here since.