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Betty Charlene Rippy

Betty Charlene Rippy, 63, of Searcy, passed from this earthly life on Tuesday, June 28 at Oakdale Nursing Home. She was born January 17, 1953, in Bearden, Arkansas, to the late Orlan Castleberry and Ruth Reese.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Searcy and was retired from teaching for Searcy Public Schools. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was loved by all who knew her.

Charlene is survived by one son, Terry Mark Rippy (Nikki) of Searcy; one sister, Linda Tullos of Byhalia, Mississippi; and two grandchildren, Ryan Rippy and Lilly Rippy.

In addition to her parents, Charlene was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Castleberry (Karon) and one sister, Ann Shaddock.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 30th at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 1st at First Baptist Church with burial following at White County Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

All funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    June 30, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Funeral Service

    July 01, 2016
    3:00 PM

    First Baptist Church

    105 South Spring Street
    Searcy, AR

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Mark, saddened to learn of your Mother's death, she was a very special person in the life of the church and the school system when you lived in De Queen. I only talked with her once after you moved to Searcy and that was years ago. May your memories sustain you in these difficult days of transition.

Posted by Marilyn Archer - De Queen, AR - Friend   July 18, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mark, so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a fun, sweet person, that enjoyed life. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Patsy Lawless - De Queen, AR - Friend   June 30, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To the Rippy Family: Charlene always had a smile on her face when we met. May God Bless you during these difficult days. I will always remember her smiles and her friendliness.

Posted by Gwen Anderson - Searcy, AR - Friend   June 30, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Charlene.She was a great classmate in 1971 at Bearden high. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Jacquelilne Lindsey Stone - Friend   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Charlene was one of my favorite classmates. She was so sweet and had a gentle soul, She will be missed. Prayers for the family......

Posted by Brenda Culpepper Zimmerman - Bearden, AR - Classmate   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM