Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Rickey L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Water distribution plans for Ripley move forward Historic Trapp and Wilson building sold RULH graduate wins HFR Scholarship Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann RULH selects Wilkins as new superintendent Corps of Engineer to study erosion issue in Ripley More funds available through Revolving Loans Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Historic home in Ripley is sold following renovations Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Students speak out in support of Skinner Ripley Council to pay half the cost for Air Evac services John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Air Evac Lifeteam requests contract with Ripley Council and life squad Odyssey Canvas Works, Inc. is back home working in new building Ripley’s Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29 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

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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