Ruth Elizabeth Chandler Ripley
J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel
232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC
Ruth Elizabeth Chandler Ripley Charleston - Ruth Elizabeth Chandler Ripley, 96, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of John LaBree Ripley, entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 10, 2021. Her Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday in J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Ruth was born November 22, 1924 in Lane, South Carolina, daughter of the late William Roslyn Chandler and Mary Harriet Small Chandler. She was one of 15 children, 10 of which lived to adulthood. Ruth was an active member of Bethel United Methodist Church since 1944, serving on many church committees. She was President of United Methodist Women and an active member of the King's Daughters for many years. Ruth was a member of the Colonel Lewis Sunday School class, Chancel Guild and sang in the Cokesbury Choir at Bethel. She also served on the mission team at Redbird Kentucky for several years. She is survived by her son, John L. Ripley, Jr. (Tina) of Charleston, SC; four grandchildren: Chandler Bryant, Thomas M. Bryant IV (Joanna), John L. "Rip" Ripley III (Corey) and Shaffer Ripley James (Justin); and eight great-grandchildren: Ava Bryant, Isabella Bryant, Elizabeth Dabit, Amirah Dabit, John L. "Jack" Ripley IV, Owens "Lolo" Ripley, Bennett "Beau" Ripley and Kacen "Ace" Ripley. Ruth was predeceased by one daughter, Elizabeth Ripley Bryant. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church Music Ministry, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at Visit our guestbook at
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
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4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
J. Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel
232 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
Bethel United Methodist Church
57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC
Riverview Memorial Park
3715 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, SC
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Gary & I offer our sincere sympathy to your family. We have many great memories of the times our families spent together. God Bless.
Cheryl Leonard
October 16, 2021
Very sorry to learn of this great loss to the Ripley family and many friends. Mrs. Ripley was a constant guide for me in my early years at Bethel. She is remembered for her smiles. Prayers for the family
October 13, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Praying for God to give you strength, comfort, peace and hope during this sad time of loss. May your treasured memories build bridges your hearts can cross whenever you are feeling sad and missing your precious Ruth. Hugs, love and prayers to the family.
Bertha-Ann Ard Chandler
October 12, 2021
My thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of remembrance. I have many great memories of Mrs. Ruth at church and the Frog Pond.
Michael Dixon
October 12, 2021
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