Obituary of Wilma Rippee

Wilma Marie Rippee

Wilma Marie Rippee, age 93, resident of Prescott, KS, formerly of Ft. Scott, KS, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at her home.

She was born March 8, 1927, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Harvey Wilkins and Marie Rose Wilkins. She graduated from FSHS with the class of 1945.

She married William Wesley Rippee on December 17, 1944, in Ft. Scott. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1958. Wilma worked for Western Insurance Company for 25 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Croan and husband Dean; Prescott, KS; a sister, Claribel Rose McLaughlin, Tulsa, OK; 4 grandchildren, Dena Thompson and husband Marty, Bill Dauben, Tamara Jefferson and husband Mark, and Amy Andrews and husband Dusty; and 7 great grandchildren, Brayden, Avery, and Brooklyn Dauben, Haley and Paige Jefferson, and Eli and Madison Andrews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Parker, and her parents.

 Due to COVID-19, the family has decided to cancel services.”

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Integrity Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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