Mary Cripe, 100, dies

Mary Cripe

Mary Cripe

Memorial services for Mary F. Cripe, 100, of Mobridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Mary passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Mary Francis Cripe was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Streator, Ill., to Mae (Thomas) and John Francis. She attended school in Streator and graduated in 1931. Mary grew up living on a golf course. She and her brother and sister had a passion for golf and were accomplished golfers.
On Aug. 15, 1935, she married Donald A. Cripe in Ottawa, Ill. Mary was employed by the federal government as a clerk, Montgomery Ward and Cripe’s Studio. In 1967, they moved to Dunedin, Fla.
In June of 2004, Mary moved to Mobridge where she lived with her son, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Sharon. She was an avid reader and visited the library weekly. Mary loved people, pets and life. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Mary is survived by her son, Robert (Sharon) Cripe; granddaughter, Jennifer (Jim) Pottala; grandson, Richard L. Cripe; three great-grandsons, two great-nieces and one great-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mae Francis; her husband, Donald; one son, Richard Cripe; daughter-in-law, Peggy; brother, William Francis; and sister, Eliza Jane Hagedorn.

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