was born in Erie, PA to Nancy and the late Roger Strayer.
She graduated from Mercyhurst Preparatory School, Erie, PA and attended The Pennsylvania State University where she was a sister of the Theta Phi Alpha sorority. She married David in 1968 and moved with him to Ohio.
She was an active volunteer with many organizations including the Lake County Girl Scout Council, training leaders with outdoor skills and song workshops, as well as a leader for the Kirtland troops for many years. She also volunteered at the Kirtland Library, Kirtland Garden Club, coaching youth soccer for the Kirtland teams, as well as, at Old South Church where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed helping others, gardening, and spending time with her family including the 3 dogs and 4 cats.
Maurine is the loving wife of the late David E. Ripple, Ph.D.; beloved mother of Carl Ripple of Kirtland, OH: and Gretchen Ripple of Mentor, OH; sister of Guy Strayer, of Erie, PA and Martha Russel of Toronto, Canada.
A Memorial will be held Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 2-4 PM at Mooreland Mansion, 7800 Clocktower Drive in Kirtland.
The family is grateful for condolences but declines flowers. Donations can be made in Maurine’s honor, to the Lake Metroparks or the Holden Arboretum.
Arrangement have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby.
8 Replies to “Maurine A. Ripple (nee Strayer)”
Such fond memories of Maurine at PSU!! So sorry that she no longer walks on this earth. May her memory be a blessing. She will be missed.
Peace and Love to all the family of my vibrant cousin, Maurine
I’ m so sorry Gretchen and Carl. I have happy memories of your mother at Penn State especially her sense of humor in one particular Theta Phi Alpha skit. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely, Ann Schmidt
So sorry to hear this sad news.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Thank you for the blessing of my cousin Maurine. My love and support flow out to her children, siblings and mother.
I am very sorry to learn the sad news.
Maurine and I were good friends at
Mercyhurst Prep. I am thankful for fond memories of that time.
My sympathy to the family. May God’s
grace give peace and comfort to you.
We are deeply saddened with the passing of Maurine and Dave. They were our Ohio family when as a newly married couple over 40 years ago we moved to Lubrizol. The friendship and generosity that they showed us will never be forgotten. They will be in our hearts and thoughts always.
Sorry we are unable to attend Celebration of their lives. They were members of Old South UCC in Kirtland and remember them. Maurine kept the choir music organized. David worked as a AARP Tax Consultant also when Ed did.