Rippin, Lois Irene


Lois I. Rippin, wife of the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Rippin, entered into the Light of God on Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Lois was born September 20, 1940 to Jack and Irene Stutzman of Johnstown, PA where she grew up. In December 1960, she married Rev. Dr. Kenneth Rippin.

She worked as a legal secretary in Johnsonburg, PA, and more recently for the firm of Klett, Rooney, Lieber and Shorling in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris College in her 50s, fulfilling the promise to herself to complete her college degree. A gifted artist, Lois enjoyed painting with her art group and sharing her paintings with family and friends.

Lois was an active member of the Ingomar United Methodist Church, where she led a small group, taught Sunday School, and volunteered on several committees. She enjoyed reading, spending time visiting the family farm, and traveling. 

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ken; her sister, Kay Sellers of Atlanta, GA; and three daughters, Shari (Bryan) Tarleton of Brunswick, Maine; Susan Rippin (husband Mark Winter) of Wilmington, Delaware; and Amy Rice, also of Brunswick, Maine. She was a proud grandmother of seven and a great-grandmother of five.

A Celebration of Life was scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, January 10 at the Ingomar United Methodist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorial Donations be made to the Ingomar Church Memorial Fund, 1501 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.