Granville, New York – Kathryn “Katie” M. Ripley, 80, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Washington Center in Argyle following a brief illness.
Katie was born on June 19, 1941, in Cambridge, New York, the daughter of Walter P. and Dorothy (Conety) Ripley.
She loved trips to the casino, bingo and scratch-off tickets. She will be remembered for her thrifty ways . . . never wanting to get rid of something that might possibly be useful . . . someday. Katie was a woman who loved to be on the go, but she never learned to drive; however, that never deterred her. She was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
Katie was predeceased by her parents, two brothers Raymond and Alfred Ripley and her significant other of more than 50 years, Raymond “Smokey” McGraw. Those who knew and loved Katie knew that she liked to be the one in charge, and that seemed to go well with Smokey.
She is survived by her sister Adrienne Stewart (John) and sister-in-law Vicki Ripley. Though she never had children of her own she adored those of her siblings and often referred to them as “her” children. Left to cherish her memory are her niece Suzanne Bassett (Mark Shea) and nephews John Stewart (Sandy) and Walter Ripley. In addition to them, she was blessed with many grandnieces and -nephews as well.
Her funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family.
For those wishing to remember Katie, the family would suggest memorial contributions to the Granville Rescue Squad along with the family’s heartfelt appreciation for all the times they took Katie when she needed them. The address is Granville Rescue Squad, PO Box 153, Granville, NY 12832. The family also wishes to thank Washington Center for its patient and kind care during her stay.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St. in Granville.