WHITMAN. - Mrs. Maria W. Ripley, a life-long resident of the town, died at a local nursing home Saturday afternoon after a long illness. She was in her 79th year.
Mrs. Ripley, the widow of the late William F. Ripley who died in 1922, was the daughter of Arthur and Eudora (Lobdell) Maglathlin of Duxbury. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Ripley spent many years as a practical nurse and many families have fond memories of the days when Mrs. Ripley would *---Text Illegible---*. She was an active member of the Baptist church throughout her life, and was a member of long standing in the Arvensis Class. She was a member of Iolanthe Temple, Pythian Sisters, and on the Cousin Mary Page in the Brockton Enterprise she was known under the pen name of "Diggi."
Mrs. Ripley is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alden (Doris) Turner of Whitman, and Mrs. Thomas (Beatrice) Barham of Pembroke; by a brother, Clarence Maglathlin, and a sister, Mrs. Morton (Leona) Coburn, both of Whitman; by six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and nieces.
The funeral service will be held at the funeral home, 609 Washington street on Wednesday, Jan, 23, at 11 A. M. and interment will follow in High Street cemetery. Rev. William C. Nelson of the First Baptist church will officiate.
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