Donald Eldon Cripe

Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Death 10 Aug 2001 (aged 84)
Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Burial Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
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Sept. 19, 1916-Aug. 10, 2001

Donald E. Cripe, 84, 1622 Garland Drive, Goshen, died at 4:47 a.m. today at Goshen General Hospital. He had been ill since Tuesday.

He was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Goshen, to Clarence Ray and Edith (Swartz) Cripe. On Feb. 21, 1940, he married Opal P. Berkey. She died Sept. 10, 1996. He then married Rosemary (Phillips) Williams on July 11, 1998.

Cripe lived his entire life in the Millersburg-Goshen area. He was the former owner and operator, with his brother-in-law Howard Putman, of C&P Oil, Millersburg. He was a member of Middlebury Church of the Brethren, was a 1934 graduate of Millersburg High School and was a former longtime member of Rock Run Church of the Brethren.

Surviving along with his wife are a daughter, Patsy (Mrs. Lonnie) Rossow, Newton Falls, Ohio; a son, Larry Cripe, Goshen; two stepdaughters, Randa Eby, Kansas City, Mo., and Linda (Mrs. Stephen) Garber, Middlebury; a stepson, David Williams, Middlebury; six grandchildren, eight stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois (Mrs. Ned) Everest, Goshen; and a brother Mervin Cripe, North Manchester. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, a brother, Harold Cripe on June 6, 1988, and a granddaughter, Lacey Cripe on Nov. 15, 1980.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to funeral service. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Middlebury Church of the Brethren.

The Revs. Russell Jensen and Daniel Petry of the church will officiate. Burial will follow in Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be directed to Heifer Project International.

taken from Goshen News

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