Local athletes advance to track and field regionals SBAAC awards baseball, softball, boys track and field First Team all-stars SHAC awards baseball all-stars Lady Broncos finish as SW District Div. II runner-up Lady Warriors cap off season as SE District Div. III runner-up Impressive post-season tourney run reaches end for Lady Rockets Rose M Crone Strategies discussed to join Maysville/Mason County KY with Brown County communities for economic growth Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter/DAR looking for new members Linda M Lawson Margaret G Newkirk Gregory R Dunn Sandra L Haitz Wesley A Cooper Everette F Donell Lady Broncos move to SW District Div. II finals Lady Rockets top Cincy Christian 22-1 to earn berth in district finals Lady Warriors head to SE District Div. III finals with win over Gallia SW District Track and Field Tourney action gets underway Russell E Conn Robert T Fisher Philip L Paeltz David Beals Gregory A Smith II William G Mullinnix Patricia Ogden Narcan use becoming a source of debate nationwide Rick Eagan Memorial 5K, Saturday, May 20 Cropper’s time as GHS girls basketball coach expected to end after 21 years at the helm Barnes’ perfect game and big hits lead Lady Broncos to round one sectional win Broncos advance in sectional play with win over Mt. Healthy Kenny B Williams Stephen E Marcum Christopher J Lovett Brandon M Traylor RHS students experience mock accident caused by drinking and driving Ripley Council discusses new Lidar system during April 25 session Warriors claim SHAC Div. I title in ‘run rule’ fashion Vilvens’ grand slam caps off Lady Rockets’ win over G’town Rockets lead SHAC Div. II at 9-4 WBHS dedicates new softball press box Rodney E Berry Erma D Painter Alma Cordes Ronald D Latham Economic development project planned Gerald P Morel Lady Broncos capture softball program’s 5th straight SBAAC American Division title Warriors on top in SHAC Division I standings Lady Broncos take first in Western Brown Track Invite Rockets leading way in SHAC Div. II James E Newman Paul E Funk Alan Hanselman Robert V Nash III Frances L Poole Minnie E Fisher Donovan M Pope Irvin E Stiens Myrtle L Lane Ralph L Davidson August J Pace Carl R Brown Phyllis J Beard Lady G-Men complete sweep of Tigers in SBAAC Nat’l Division G-Men pluck Cardinals, 6-4 Warriors climb to 4-1 in SHAC with victory over North Adams Broncos rally in 7th for 5-4 win over Batavia Blue Jays still in search of first win Annual meeting of John P. Parker Historical Society April 23 Boy Scout Eagle project underway at Ripley Library National Arbor Day event set for April 28 Higginsport enforcing speed with camera RULH Alumni dinner to be held on May 20th Joseph G Bennington Rockets fall to 4-1 in SHAC with loss to North Adams Bronco tennis team tops Bethel-Tate, 5-0 Lady G-Men rise to 7-4 with win at Goshen Lady Broncos’ big bats hammer out 11-0 win over Batavia G-Men showing improvement Keith Shouse Diane L Steele August Hensley Louise R Murrell 5th Annual Rick Eagan Memorial 5K Run/Walk coming up in May Birds of Prey Grant Days 2017 attractions John H Young II Sally A Gibson Barbara Burris Mary Ann Napier Martha L Newland Marlene Thompson Patricia A Firrell Kellie J Berry Mt. Orab, Hamersville students take part in ‘Hoops for Heart’ Eastern players take part in District 14 All-Star Games RULH Middle School bans cell phones Ripley Painters Spring Show April 7-9

Wanda J Howard

image_703Wanda Jean Howard (Newberry) age 81 of Ripley, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 6th, 2017. Wanda was born January 14th, 1935 to George Oscar and Anna Mae Newberry (Carr).

Wanda’s mom Anna Mae passed away when Wanda was one month old and she was raised by her grandparents Ed and Emma Newberry whom she considered her mom and dad. She was raised on a farm that her grandparents rented from two sisters, Miss Iona and Miss Leona. She lovingly recalls helping with farm chores and sitting in the countryside making flower crowns from violets, stealing sauerkraut from the neighbors’ sauerkraut bin.

Wanda’s grandparents later moved to Georgetown, Ohio during her teenage years. She recalled starting to work at Bud Hecks restaurant in Ripley, Ohio where she met the love of her life, Gene Howard and she said ‘the rest is history.”
Wanda and Gene (Virgil Eugene Howard) were married on March 19th, 1952. Together they had seven children. Wanda was a loving and caring mother who always put her family first and was loved by everyone who knew her. She became a Christian and was a member of the Ripley Church of Christ and later the Resonance Church of Mt Orab.

Wanda was a devoted mother, homemaker, and in later years worked and retired from the Ripley Shoe Factory in Ripley, Ohio.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband – Virgil Eugene Howard; one daughter Melissa Candice Howard; her parents – George and Anna Mae (Carr) Newberry; stepmother – Alma Newberry; grandparents –  Albert Edward and Emma Cox Newberry; grandmother – Anna Elizabeth Carr; great grandparents – Warren and Louella Carr; one brother – Don Newberry; one sister – Delores Newberry; one half-brother – Wayne Newberry and one half-sister – Ruth Newberry.

Wanda is survived by her children – Pamela Sue Doney Volkman (Al), Michael Eugene Howard (Debra), Jacqueline Kay Kirk (Donald), Stephanie Marie Frebis (Charlie Buckner), Patsy Ann Spiller (Bobby Stroop), Nicole Jean Spiller (Chris); nineteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; three brothers – Robert Newberry, Kenneth Newberry and Rick Newberry; many nieces, nephews, cousins, all who loved her like their own.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio.  Aron Kirk will officiate.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 11, at the funeral home.  Interment will follow the funeral service in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to: Resonance Church 453 W. Main Street Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or to the Ripley Church of Christ 105 N. 3rd Street Ripley, Ohio 45167.

Condolences may be sent to the family at:  www.cahallfuneralhomes.com

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