Marcelia Jayne Ripley, 89, formerly of New Liberty, slipped quietly into eternity on Sunday, April 16, 2023 in Northbrook Manor Care in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:00 am in Peace Church of Christ United in Bennett with Pastor Scott Meyer officiating. Burial will follow in Inland Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Marcelia, daughter of August and Eunice Wagner, was born on May 20, 1933 in rural Eliza Township in Illinois. Marcelia graduated from high school in Joy, Illinois and on July 29, 1953 Marcelia was united in marriage to Charles Lyle Ripley. Marcelia and Charles lived in rural New Liberty for many years before moving to Marion, Iowa. Together they raised three sons, Daniel, Brian and Richard. Marcelia was a member of the Peace Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary, both in Bennett.
Marcelia is survived by her sons, Daniel and wife, Lisa of Hiawatha, Iowa, Brian and his wife, Jean of Webster City, Iowa and Richard and his wife, Connie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; her two brothers, Wendell and Dwight. Marcelia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles, on January 22, 2012, and her siblings, Louis, Carl, Dick and Mary.
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