|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1920|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2005|
This is: My Dearest Aunt Dona
She Loved Owls..She collected all kinds of owls. It was easy getting her a gift, just get her some kind of owl and that was the perfect gift for her.
At her funeral I had bought her a little stuffed owl and they placed it inside her casket and she was buried with that owl. it was the last owl I could ever give her on this earth.
I miss her Dearly..every year since I was a little girl, she would always send me a Birthday card. you could count on that card from her.
It wasn't just me she sent a birthday card every year. she did that with all our family.
I was with her when she took her last breath before leaving this earth and joining the family in heaven. I am grateful that I got to spend those last days with her and say good bye. she will forever live in my heart until we are together again in heaven.
Aunt Dona's Obituary: Published on 7/12/2005
Dona Wortham, 84, of Batesville died Sunday, July 10, 2005, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Sept. 26, 1920, in Strawberry, she was the daughter of William Miles Ripka and Sara Lorinda Chambless Ripka. She was a member of White Drive Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Mason of Moorefield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Dan Bowline and Richard Wortham; two brothers, Charles Ripka and Walter William Ripka; and five sisters, Alpha Mabel(Ripka) Snodgrass Payne, Ollie Ripka Watson, Stenna Gracie "Gracie" (Ripka) Duncan , Pearl Lowe and Alice T. Henderson.
NOTE: Not mentioned in the obituary are four infant siblings:
1. Ethel Ripka
2. Roy E Ripka
3. William C. Ripka
4. Henry Ripka
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at White Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville with David Stuard officiating. Burial will be in Dry Creek Cemetery in Lynn under the direction of Willis-Hays Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 tonight.
I Thank all of you who stops by here to visit my Dear Aunt Dona's Memorial page with a flower/message. It is greatly appreciated. ~THANK YOU~
~*~THANK YOU RHONDA~*~
Thank you so very much my Dear friend Rhonda Sue Kirkpatrick-Harrison for sponsoring my Aunt Dona's Memorial page. It means so very much to me. You are truly an earth angel!
~Please stop by and leave a flower/message for Rhonda's Son Stephen Gene Barton-Kirkpatrick~
William Miles Ripka (1875 - 1960)
Sara Lorinda Chambless Ripka (1885 - 1962)
Dan Morgan Bowline (1906 - 1993)*
Pearl Ripka Johnson*
Charles James Robert Ripka (1903 - 1996)*
Ethel E.L. Ripka (1904 - 1908)*
Walter William Ripka (1908 - 1934)*
Roy E Ripka (1910 - 1910)*
Ollie Ripka Watson (1910 - 2003)*
William C. Ripka (1916 - 1916)*
Stenna Gracie Ripka Duncan (1917 - 1938)*
Henry Ripka (1918 - 1918)*
Alpha Mabel Ripka Snodgrass Payne (1919 - 1999)*
Dona Ripka Wortham Bowline (1920 - 2005)
Dorothy Ripka Beauchamp Mason (1925 - 2012)*
In God's Care
Note: Daughter of Wm. & Lorinda (Chambless) Ripka
Dry Creek Cemetery
Created by: Angels 3~Mike,Brianna,Mo...
Record added: Jul 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15090592