Frances Ripley


(August 23, 1927 – July 31, 2020)

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation at the funeral home or family home. A private graveside service will be held for immediate family only.

Frances Ripley, age 92, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, in Brownwood, Texas.

She was born on August 23, 1927, in Comanche, Texas, to W. L. and Bessy (Harkins) Brown. On April 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Ripley in Comanche. He preceded her in death on April 1, 2011. Frances was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was an excellent homemaker and loved gardening and working in the yard. She was a member of the 13 Club in Comanche, which met to play dominoes. Frances was a Baptist.

She is survived by her two sons, Mike Ripley of Comanche, and Rodney Ripley and wife Janice of Midland; five grandchildren: Tanya, Penny, Shauna, Sheryl, and Kevin; thirteen great-grandchildren: Savannah, Addison, John, Dustin, Bella, Sofi, Tyler, Shayne, Shaun, Michael, Christina, Hannah, and Sloan; three great-great-grandchildren: Leanna, Atlee, and Gabrielle; and numerous nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by two brothers: Dub Brown and Hollis Ray Brown: and one sister, Flossie Mae Stephens.

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