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Obituary: Amos H. Rippy, Indianapolis


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Amos H. Rippy, 93, formerly of Tell City, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, at Hoosier Village Health Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Portland, TN, on January 11, 1920, to the late Morgan Russell and Pearl (Moye) Rippy.

A 1938 graduate of Tell City High School, Amos joined the Air Force in 1942 and was a World War II veteran. He was married on January 26, 1944, to Jeanette Ress. Together, they co-owned and operated The Frigid Whip. Amos retired from Tell City Chair Company in 1985.

He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Tell City Historical Society and Hoosier Heights Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf and following IU sports and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Surviving are his daughters, Janet Hohlt and husband, Fredrick, of Indianapolis, and Sally Riddle and husband, Bruce, of Columbus, IN; a sister, Marie Schmidt of Boaz, KY; four grandchildren, Eric Riddle, Suzanne Koefoed, Kurt Riddle and Maria Riddle; and two great-grandchildren, Nela and Isaac Riddle.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Jeanette Rippy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CST on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Pastor J.T. Hill will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. CST at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home in Tell City. Burial will be private at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ or Tell City Historical Society.

Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.zoercher-gillickfuneralhome.com.

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