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Eliza Mettie Rippy Speelman
Birth: Mar. 8, 1885
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 22, 1961
Pagosa Springs
Archuleta County
Colorado, USA

Eliza Speelman, longtime resident, died in Durango Mrs. Eliza Nettie Speelman, longtime resident of Archuleta County, passed away on May 22, 1961, after a brief illness. She was in a Durango hospital at the time of her death. Mrs. Speelman had been a resident of Archuleta County for approximately 65 years, coming here before 1900. She was born in Charlottesville, South Carolina, on March 8, 1885, and came here while still a small child. She was united in marriage to Harry Collins Speelman on November 26, 1903, in Pagosa Springs. Mrs. Speelman was a member of the Mormon Church and was a true Christian. She was known and loved by all of her neighbors and was highly respected in this community. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. from the Methodist Church with the Rev. Emmons Ringle officiating. Interment was in Hilltop Cemetery. Mrs. Speelman is survived by her husband, Harry; six children, Mrs. Daisy Hughes of Denver, Elmer of Alamosa, Lyle of Seattle, Wash., Milford of Denver, John of Denver and Mrs. Betty Leonard of Durango; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Gribble of Rye, Mrs. Rose Overhulse of California; three brothers, John Rippy, Beuford Rippy and Jim Rippy, all of California; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to a host of friends, she also leaves to mourn her passing a number of nieces and nephews. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Craig Rippy (1854 - 1938)
  Charlsey Ann Wright Rippy (1861 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Harry Collins Speelman (1879 - 1962)
 
 Children:
  Daisy Iola Speelman Hughes (1909 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carrie Ellen Rippy Speelman (1883 - 1949)*
  Eliza Mettie Rippy Speelman (1885 - 1961)
  Sarah Jane Rippy Conder Gribble (1890 - 1978)*
  Willie Rosalie Rippy Dufur (1892 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hilltop Cemetery
Pagosa Springs
Archuleta County
Colorado, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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Eliza Mettie <i>Rippy</i> Speelman
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Eliza Mettie <i>Rippy</i> Speelman
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Eliza Mettie <i>Rippy</i> Speelman
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