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 Ethel E. <I>Folks</I> Ripke

Ethel E. Folks Ripke

Birth
Dover, Stewart County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Apr 1978 (aged 90)
Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Burial Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 17307017 · View Source
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Ethel Ripke, 90, of the Bigfork Convalescent Center died Saturday in the Kalispell Regional Hospital. She formerly lived at 805 2nd Ave. W. in Kalispell.
Mrs. Ripke was born July 3, 1887, in Dover, Tenn., the daughter of Edgar and Nora Folks. She attended schools there. She married Francis Ripke on June 30, 1908 at Holt. The couple homesteaded at Bigfork and later lived at Somers and then in Kalispell. He was a deputy sheriff here many years. He died in 1960.
Mrs. Ripke was active in many civic endeavors. She served on the election board here. She was the queen of the first Bigfork Fourth of July Celebration in 1904. She was a member of the Rebecca lodge in Bigfork.
Surviving are five grandchildren, Mrs. James (Myrna) Hocking, of Kent, Wash., Mrs. Joe (Cheryl) Stevens of Moses Lake, Wash., Mrs. Delbert (Roberta) Green of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Terry (Diane) Beaulieu of Libby. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters and one son.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Weatherford Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Pierce, pastor of the Swan chapel officiating. Burial will follow at the Conrad Memorial Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation.

(Newspaper obit, April 22, 1978)


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  • Created by: Burt
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17307017
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ethel E. Folks Ripke (3 Jul 1887–22 Apr 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17307017, citing Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .