Ethel M. Tripp

Ethel M. Tripp

Ethel M. Tripp passed away Monday, November 22, 2010 at her home. Mrs. Tripp was born April 18, 1920 in Lehigh, Iowa to Lawrence and Geneva (McClain) Crouse and the family moved to Otsego in 1924. For 12 years she was employed with Plainwell Paper Company. Ethel was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed cooking and travel. On June 15, 1940 in Otsego she was married to James B. Tripp who died in 2003 after nearly 62 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Melvin L. Crouse and Carl J. Crouse, and a sister, Patricia Vendeville. Surviving are three sons, Michael J. Tripp of Plainwell, Timothy W. Tripp of Florida and Matthew L. (Debbie) Tripp of Gig Harbor, WA; three granddaughters, Tammy, Lisa and Jennifer; three sisters, Nova J. Vanbaalen of Arizona, Dorothy J. Martin of Otsego and Reba Braswell of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at East Cooper Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Ethel may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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