Mrs. Ollie Jane Gambrell Rippy was born January 17, 1947 in Wayne County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Dewey and Irene Caperton Gambrell. Mrs. Rippy was a homemaker, but had previously worked at Hardees and Duren’s Pharmacy. She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids more than anything in this world. In her spare time, she enjoyed working with her flowers and simply being outside. She was a long-time member of Green River Tabernacle. Mrs. Rippy departed this life on August 20, 2020 in Columbia, Tennessee, making her stay in this life some 73 Years, 7 Months, and 3 Days.
She is survived by two daughters, Tina Honn and husband Jesse, Tonya Griggs and husband Jason, both of Waynesboro, TN; three grandchildren, Carleigh Griggs, Kenzie Griggs, Brittney Smith and husband Walter, all of Waynesboro, TN. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Easton and Brogan Smith.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her three sisters, Mable Meadows, Verline Nash, and Myrtle Nash.
A graveside service was held on August 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro with Larry Janes officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors assisted the family.