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Virginia Elaine Helphrey Riepe

Jun 12, 2017
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Virginia Elaine Helphrey Riepe, 92, of New London, died Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Specialty Care of New London.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m., at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., at the chapel with the family present to greet friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Memorials have been established for Hope Haven and New London Specialty Care.

Riepe was born Oct. 17, 1924, at home near Mt. Union, the daughter of James W. and Iva M. Reid Helphrey. On March 11, 1944, she married Wallace C. Riepe near Mt. Union. He preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Mt. Union High School, a member of he New London United Methodist Church.

Riepe enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, reading, cooking, social clubs, playing cards, and wintering in Arizona for many years.

Riepe is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Ron) Miller, of New London, and Carol (Don) Miller, of Washington; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Wanda Miller, of Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Judith, in infancy; and one brother, Robert Helphrey.


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