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Feb 20, 1957

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 6 p.m. 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 years.


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 7 o'clock this evening.


Elder Elmer Fleener, Evansville, of the Primitive Baptist Church will conduct the funeral service at 2 p.m. Friday in Weisinger chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


The deceased had been a member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church 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 in Southern Illinois, south 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.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers