Norma M. Ripple

Norma M. Ripple, 73, of Ossian, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Ripple graduated from Bluffton High School in 1962. She worked at Kitco, in Bluffton, for 20 years. She had also worked in housing maintenance at Andrews Air Force Base, retiring in 2007.

She was a member of the Tuesday Nite Bowling League in Bluffton and the bowling team of the Air National Guard at Andrews Air Force Base. She was coordinator for Div. No. 7 Indiana-Ohio-Michigan of the Lifelong Air Force Sergeants Association. She was a member of Sonlight Wesleyan Church, in Bluffton.

She was born June 12, 1944, in Bluffton to Andrew Martin and Decemia Swartz Bauman. She married Galen D. Ripple on Aug. 1, 1981, in Bluffton, and he survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, William Neal (Betty) Perry, of Decatur, and Todd Perry, of Fort Wayne; daughter, Michaela (Mark Christman) Eltzroth, of Markle; two stepsons, Kevin (Michelle) Ripple, of Bluffton, and Jeff Ripple, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Kay Neal (Elaine) Bauman, of Lincoln, NE; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A service was held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel, in Bluffton, followed by a graveside service at Covington memorial Garden, Fort Wayne. Red Meuter officiated.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.