Katherine Huffman Ripley, 93, died Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Croasdaile Village.
Born in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Ara and Sarah Payne Huffman. In 1934, after graduating from UNC Greensboro, Mrs. Ripley moved to Durham. She worked at the Duke University Library for 23 years until her retirement in 1980. Mrs. Ripley was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church and the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Mrs. Ripley was also active as a volunteer at Durham General Hospital and the Durham County Auxiliary.
Surviving are her son, Allen Ara Ripley of Swansboro, NC; her daughter, Barbara R. King of Conway, NH; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Allen Elliott Ripley.
Graveside Services will be held 2 PM Saturday from Maplewood Cemetery with the Rev. Milton Hadley and Rev. Denise Waters officiating.
The family will received friends from 7-8:30 PM Friday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UMRH-Few Chapel, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Pkwy, Durham, NC 27705. Kindly reference “Few Chapel” on donation.
Arrangements for the Ripley family are entrusted to Hall-Wynne Funeral Services. Online condolences www/hallwynne.com