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Shirley Mae Ripley

March 22, 1931 — September 28, 2021

Shirley Mae Ripley, age 90, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. She was born in Connellsville on March 22, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Newton and Loretta Shaw Herrington.

She was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport and the Eastern Star. She loved swimming with her family, enjoyed music, dancing, and shopping with friends. She absolutely loved her fur kittens, Destiny, Ginger Spice and Miss Chloe.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Eric) Jenkins of Plum Borough and Carla (Andrew) Nogy of East McKeesport; grandchild, Jessica (Rich) Stiles, nieces, Debbie (Vince) Marriotti, Kathy (Leo) Bourgeauit and Bobbi (the late Frank) Abbondanza; also great grandchildren, Richard, Liam and Alexia; great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Herrington and Newton Herrington, Jr.

Family and friends are welcome at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be a service with the Eastern Star and Pastor Jeff Conn on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel.

The family and our team members appreciate that all visitors follow appropriate guidelines of social distancing and wearing of masks if not fully vaccinated. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The family also wants everyone to know that they completely understand if anyone is not comfortable with visiting and paying their respects during this pandemic.

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Remembrances may be made to: West Side United Methodist Church, 306 Atlantic Avenue, McKeesport, PA 15132
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Friday, October 1, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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