Charles L. Ripley

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Charles (Charlie) L. Ripley, 78, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of the New Liberty and Bennett area, died peacefully Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2012 in Northbrook Manor Nursing Home, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, 10:30 am, Peace Church of Christ United, Bennett, Iowa.  Burial will be in the Inland Cemetery with military rites.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, Iowa.  A memorial fund has been created in Charles’ memory with proceeds to Peace Church or the Bennett Ambulance.  Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Charlie was born on March 23, 1933 in Rock Island, to Lyle and Myrna Mayhew Ripley.  Charlie graduated from Joy High School in Joy, and served his country in the US Army. On July 29, 1953 Charlie was united in marriage to Marcelia (Marcie) J. Wagner in Joy.  He was employed by American Telephone and Telegraph until his retirement in 1990.  Charlie and Marcie lived in the New Liberty area until they moved to Marion, Iowa to be near family.

Charlie was a member of the Peace Church of Christ United in Bennett, the Tele Pioneers, the Bennett American Legion Post and the NRA.  He enjoyed traveling and woodworking.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Marcie, of Marion, Iowa; sons, Dan (Lisa) Ripley of Hiawatha, Iowa, Brian (Jean) Ripley of Webster City, Iowa, Richard (Connie) Ripley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; sisters, Carol (Roger) Kiddoo of Joy, and Donna (Sherman) Kanagy of North Charleston, S.C.; brother, David (Gwen) Ripley of Sebring, Florida; and six grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents.