ODIN — Maxine Rippy, 94, of Odin, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle.
She was born in Patoka, on October 11, 1921, the daughter of Jake and Mary (Troutt) Foltz. Maxine married Glen Hill on January 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 1943. She later married Ray R. Rippy on June 21, 1947 and he passed away on November 18, 2002.
Survivors include her children Charles Hill and wife Margie of Austin, Texas, Mary A. Deadmond of Sandoval, Steve Rippy and wife Susan of St. Peters, Missouri, and Brenda Travelstead of Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren David Hill, Mark Hill, Marcy Peterson, Marie Layne, Amy Jennings, Doug Deadmond, Tony Rippy, Jenny Maineri, Matthew Travelstead, Kelly Travelstead, and Katie Davis; great-grandchildren Sadie Peterson, Conner Peterson, Ava Layne, Madison Layne, Jamie Jennings, Beth Jennings, Bryan Deadmond, Andrew Deadmond, Andrea Deadmond, Hannah Rippy, Brian Rippy, Maeve Rippy, Camden Maineri, and Braden Maineri; great-great-grandchildren Payton Turner and Gracelynn Turner; brother Wilbur “Bud” Foltz of Sandoval; and sisters Hazel Halluin of Jacksonville, Fla., Virginia Rhodes and husband Herschel of Patoka, and Shirley Liddle of Mt. Carmel.
Mrs. Rippy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Glenn Hill, husband Ray R. Rippy; sister Wilma Pfeffer; sons-in-law Bob Deadmond and Jeff Travelstead; and great-grandchild Jaxon Turner.
Mrs. Rippy was a 50 year member of the Sandoval Eastern Star and a lifelong member of the Odin Christian Church. Maxine had many pastimes she enjoyed, such as gardening, sewing, crocheting, quilting, and canning. She was an avid power walker, an excellent cook, and a wonderfully loving mother and grandmother. During her lifetime, Maxine was known by family as “Tena” and friends as “Max.”
A visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at the Day Macz Funeral Homes in Sandoval.
A celebration of life service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at the funeral home. Rev. Chuck Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odin Christian Church or the Southern Illinois Hospice.
Condolences and memories of Maxine may be shared with the family by visiting maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Day Macz Funeral Homes in Sandoval is in charge of arrangements.