Veronica Ripley

Posted Online: Dec. 07, 2009, 6:20 pm
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Funeral services for Veronica Ripley, 84, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethel Assembly of God Church, Rock Island.

Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, 2535 Maplecrest Rd., Suite 4, Bettendorf, IA 52722.

Mrs. Ripley died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the home of her daughter.

Veronica Holmes was born July 12, 1925, in Liverpool, England, the daughter of George and Jane Hume Holmes. She married Wayne H. Ripley on May 17, 1945, in Liverpool.

Veronica loved God with all of her heart, mind and soul and demonstrated this love with unending acts of kindness and TLC for her family and friends in the U.S. and England.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Wayne Ripley, Moline; daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Ted Zehelein, Bettendorf, Maureen and Dan Shaner, Springfield, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Debbie Ripley, Wheaton, Ill.; grandchildren, Chris (Shanon) Reedy, Kim (Larry) Larson, Darren Reedy, Jennifer (Dave Webb) Clark, Andrea (Ryan) Wilson, Matt Ripley, Mark (Jenny) Ripley, Christian Ripley, Greg Ripley; great-grandchildren, Ella and Ethan Reedy, Olivia Larson, Blaire and Camryn Clark, Jackson Webb, Kate Wilson and Alayna Ripley; sister, Teresa Parsons, Northport, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Norbert and Pat Holmes, Liverpool; sisters-in-law, Mary Holmes, Moline, Flo Holmes, Liverpool; and 27 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ginnie Hinchliffe; brothers, George, Joe and Fred Holmes.

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