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Ruth Elizabeth Ripley

Ruth Elizabeth Ripley
  • November 22, 1924 - October 10, 2021
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Bethel United Methodist Church Music Ministry
    57 Pitt Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

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“Very sorry to learn of this great loss to the Ripley family and many friends. Mrs. Ripley was a constant guide for me in my early years at Bethel....Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: ROY DEHAVEN - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Praying for God to give you strength, comfort, peace and hope during this sad time of loss. May your...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Bertha-Ann Ard Chandler - Family

“My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of remembrance. I have many great memories of Mrs. Ruth at church and the Frog Pond. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Michael Dixon - Friend


Ruth Elizabeth Chandler Ripley, 96, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of John LaBree Ripley entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 10, 2021. Her Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Ruth was born November 22, 1924 in Lane, South Carolina, daughter of the late William Roslyn Chandler and Mary Harriet Small Chandler. She was one of 15 children, 10 of which lived to adulthood.

Ruth was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church since 1944 serving on many church committees. She was President of United Methodist Women and an active member of the King's Daughters for many years. Ruth was a member of the Colonel Lewis Sunday School class, Chancel Guild and sang in the Cokesbury Choir at Bethel. She also served on the mission team at Redbird Kentucky for several years.

She is survived by her son, John L. Ripley, Jr. (Tina) of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren: Chandler Bryant, Thomas M. Bryant IV (Joanna), John L. "Rip" Ripley III (Corey) and Shaffer Ripley James (Justin); and eight great-grandchildren: Ava Bryant, Isabella Bryant, Elizabeth Dabit, Amirah Dabit, John L. "Jack" Ripley IV, Owens "Lolo" Ripley, Bennett "Beau" Ripley and Kacen "Ace" Ripley.

Ruth was predeceased by one daughter, Elizabeth Ripley Bryant.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Saturday, October 16
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM    3928599 4019917 20211016T160000 20211016T180000

J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401


Sunday, October 17
2:00 PM    3928600 4019918 20211017T140000

Bethel United Methodist Church

57 Pitt Street Charleston, SC 29401



Sunday, October 17
3:00 PM    3928598 4019919 20211017T150000

Riverview Memorial Park

3715 Azalea Drive North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3949