Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens Esther R Kennedy Myrtle Mays Ripley artist to exhibit her works Ripley Police sponsor ‘Night Out in the Park’ Every BIRDY welcome at fish fry Have breakfast with RULH Superintendent Sept. 21 G-Men win streak hits 5 Runners compete at Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady G-Men stand at 3-2-2 SHAC play begins for Ripley golfers Week 3 football roundup Jays rise to 5-2 with win over Williamsburg Audrey F Staten Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others Evelyn E Smith

Esther R Kennedy

Esther Ruth Kennedy, 93, of Russellville, Ohio went home to be with the Lord Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Broadmore Assisted Living of Teays Valley, Hurricane, WV where she has been a resident for the past two years. She was born February 21, 1924 in Ripley, OH, daughter of the late Floyd and Ruth Brown Bick. She was the widow of the late Jasper “Duell” Kennedy. Esther was retired after 35 years from Surgical Appliance Industries Inc. (KeepFit garment factory) in Ripley Ohio. She was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene, in which she served in many capacities. Esther lived her entire life in Brown County Ohio.
Esther was a kind and gentle soul who loved the Lord , life and her family. She had a passion for serving the Lord and doing for others. She loved flowers, sewing, quilting, singing in the church choir and reading her Bible and spending time in prayer. She was dearly loved by her family and church family. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Special thanks to the residents and staff at the Broadmore Assisted Living of Teays Valley in Hurricane WV where she has spent the last two years making many new friends who loved her dearly.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, both of her parents and brothers, Richard & Robert “Bob” Bick.
Left to cherish her memory her daughter Judith Darlene Weaver of Winfield, WV, son, Daniel Ray Kennedy (Cathy) of Russellville; grandchildren, Dawna Wilson (Douglas) of St. Albans, WV, Randy Kennedy (Vicky) of Hamersville and Devin Kennedy (Anita) of Sardinia and a great grandson, Bryson Kennedy.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, 4884 SR. 125, Georgetown, OH 45121 under the direction of Meeker Funeral Home in Russellville. Burial will follow at the Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the church.
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