Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 8, 2013

Raymond D. ‘Ray’ Cripe

March 10, 1941-Oct. 4, 2013

GOSHEN —  Raymond “Ray” D. Cripe, 72, passed away Friday at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born March 10, 1941, in Goshen, to Ruby Jeanette (Musselman) Aust and Othello “Pete” Cripe.

He married Sandra “Sandy” McDonald March 11, 1962, at Zion United Church of Christ in Millersburg.

He is survived by his wife of Goshen; a daughter, Stephanie (Wallace) Brown of Goshen; four sons, Jeff (Teresa) Cripe of Ligonier, Jack (Nikki) Cripe of Goshen, Jason Cripe of Wawaka and Judd (Shannon) Cripe of Goshen; nine grandchildren, Ren (Carlie) Cripe and Molly (Isaiah) Velazquez, both of Topeka, Brett Seward of Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sophie Brown of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla., Haley, Dalton and Brady Cripe and Colten and Austin Cripe, all of Goshen. Mr. Cripe is also survived by five cousins, Bob Musselman of Bloomington, Dick Musselman of Trinity, Fla., Terry Musselman of Milford, Denny Musselman of Roswell, Ga., and Ron Green of Middlebury; and his brother-in-law, Lyle Burtsfield of Goshen.

Ray was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Burtsfield; stepsister, Katha Clanton; and two cousins, Bonnie Pfiester and Diane Mulholland.

Mr. Cripe graduated from Millersburg High School in 1959 and attended Fort Wayne Business College. Ray was employed by Speicher Tool & Die in Topeka. He farmed in Noble County from 1970 to 1984. In 1976, he received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award in Noble County. He was employed at Fidler Ready Mix for 10 years. He worked as a sales representative for Eagle Ready Mix from 1991 to 2010 and Aggregate Industries from 2010 to 2013.

He was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee, youth leader and volunteered in work camps in Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Alaska and Mississippi. He was a past member of the Fairfield School Board from 1968 to 1972 and past member and former president of the Millersburg Lions Club. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the West End Cafe in Ligonier.

He enjoyed bicycling, woodworking, gardening, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

There will be a time of visitation with the family Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ligonier United Methodist Church, The Mount, where a memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Byron and Candy Kaiser will officiate.

Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ligonier United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 466 Townline Road, P.O. Box 66, Ligonier, IN 46767.

The family wishes to thank IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care staff and special nurses, Shelly and Shannon.

He lived his purpose in life: “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.” — Arthur Ashe

Ray’s last act of giving was the donation of his corneas to the Indiana Lion’s Club Eye Bank.

Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

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