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

Eileen Womacks

Eileen Waits-Womacks of Russellville, Ohio passed away at the Hospice of Hope Inpatient Center in Seaman, Ohio on September 27, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born on March 30, 1922 in Brown County to her parents, Sylvester and Cordella (Bohl) Chaney.

She is survived by her second husband Marion Womacks and two daughters from her first marriage, Bonnie (Dan) Richards of Mt. Orab and Beverly McClellan of Fayetteville. Eileen is also survived by four grandchildren: Vonda (Keith) Creighton of Denver, Colorado; Michael McClellan of Fayetteville; Tracy (Brandon) Paul of Titusville, Florida; and David (Stephanie) Richards of Hillsboro. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren: Uriah and Hailey Creighton; Shay, Natalie, and Paige Paul; Sophie and Amaya Richards; Robbie and Trenton. She is survived by four step-children: Kenny (Joy) Womacks, Bill (Hope) Womacks, Marty (Peggy) Womacks, and Rose (Daryl) Roark. There are numerous step-great grandchildren. Sister-in-law, Lillian Chaney of Indiana, also survives as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Carl Waits, her parents, two brothers Roy and Everett, sister Eunice Chaney-Young, son-in-law Gary McClellan, and grandson Troy McClellan. Eileen also leaves behind many friends and neighbors. A special thank you to her neighbors Alice and Ray Black, Dee Hayes, Tammy Purtee, and Christy & Dusty Scott for always checking on her and being just a phone call away.

After graduating from Russellville High School in 1939, Eileen worked at Christ Hospital, US Playing Card, Allis Chalmers, and continued to work in the healthcare field until retirement in 1987. During this time she worked at the Brown County General Hospital and Clermont Mercy Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Meeker Funeral Home, in Russellville, Ohio with Kraig Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Sardinia Cemetery. Visitation will be held the day of the service from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of Hope.  Friends and family can sign Mrs. Womacks’ online guestbook at

John 16:22
Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

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