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Jean Ripple, 88, formerly of Logansport, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Jean was born in Parma, Ohio, and graduated from Shaw High School, Cleveland, Ohio. She was a professional ballet dancer and performed in various operas, operettas and stage shows.
She moved to Michigan with her beloved husband, Richard (Bud), where they had four children. After retiring from professional dancing, she began teaching ballet.
The family moved to Logansport and Jean continued teaching and sharing her love of ballet.
Jean was also elected the first female vestry member at Trinity Episcopal Church in Logansport.
Jean and Bud moved to Stuart in 1982 and became members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Jean was employed at Seacoast National Bank until retirement and then passionately volunteered at Martin Health Systems for 22 years.
Jean was loved and adored by her husband of 67 years, Bud; daughters, Renee Muehlhausen of Argos, Lorraine (John) Zartman of Palm City, Florida, and Erin (Mark) Arnold of Palm City; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by their son, Daniel Ripple.
Jean will be remembered for her strong faith, dedication to family, quick wit, elegance, grace, compassion for others and unique way of connecting with those who were fortunate to meet her.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Stuart.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church General Fund, Logansport.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.treasurecoastseawinds.com
Published on September 8, 2017
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