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Edith Helm Rippetoe, Adair Co., KY (1923-2013)

She was a native of Russell County, KY and a resident of Columbia, KY at the time of her death. She was a member of Royville Friendship Church and was retired from Fruit of the Loom factory. She was member of a highly regarded family, the daughter of he late Martin and Betty Pierce Blankenship. She leaves eight direct living descendants
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Edith Helm Rippetoe age 90 years of Columbia, KY passed away Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1pmCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab Center, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Sunday, May12, 2013 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro Stanley Watson the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 5:30pmCT, Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the funeral Home.


Edith Helm Rippetoe, Adair Co., KY (1923-2013)


She was born on Thursday, April 26, 1923 in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Martin and Betty Pierce Blankenship. She died May 10, 2013, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 90 years, 14 days.

She was the the widow of Hollis "Bill" Helm who preceded her in death on Aug. 15 1980 and later married James "Jim" Rippetoe who also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Jo Andrew, July 27, 1970.

She is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Phyllis (Daryl) Grider of Glensfork, KY; and Kathy Thompson of Glensfork, KY

  • One son: Larry D. Helm of Columbia, KY

  • One brother: Gilbert Blankenship of Jamestown, KY

  • Three sisters: Maxine Antle of Russell Springs, KY; Radine Ray of Radcliff, KY; and Wilma Corman of Lexington, KY

  • Five grandchildren Lisa Mattingly, J. D. Grider, Shane Coffey, Denice Skaggs and Michael Andrew

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
She was a member of Royville Friendship Church and was retired from Fruit of the Loom factory.

Stotts-Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements.

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Edith Helm Rippetoe, Adair Co., KY (1923-2013)



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