Ruth Ann Ripoly

February 22, 1943 - October 30, 2022

02/22/1943 - 10/30/2022

Past Services

Saturday November 05, 2022
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday November 05, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Shadyside Chapel
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, Ohio 43947
740-676-4310 | Directions

Ruth Ann Ripoly, 79, of Shadyside, Ohio passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Wheeling Continuous Care in Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born February 22, 1943 in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Lawrence “Fritz” and Ruth Burkhart. Ruth attended Shadyside High School and was a graduate of Scott College of Cosmetology. She was a hairdresser before her marriage to Frank Ripoly. They had two sons, Rome and Rico Ripoly. Ruth Ann also did in-home care several years before retiring from Dr. Wiley’s office.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Earl Feisley, Sandra Burkhart, JoEllen Burkhart, and Lois DiGulio.

Surviving Ruth Ann are her sons Rome (Misty) Ripoly, Rico (Melissa) Ripoly, grandchildren Rico (Sierra) Ripoly, Frank Ripoly, siblings Terry (Robin) Burkhart, Roger (Linda) Burkhart, Thomas Burkhart, Christine Burkhart, and several nieces and nephews that were very special to her.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio 43947 on Saturday, November 5th, from 12:00 pm until time of funeral service at 2:00 pm with Father Daniel Heusel officiating.

Donations can be made to The Cathedral of St. Joseph where Ruth Ann had been baptized and was a member at

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Laura Glatz Ramsay
6 days ago

My deepest sympathy 🙏 and prayers to her family..Ruth was a very kind lady and was a tender hearted care giver to my Aunt ..she will be deeply missed..gbu

Carolyn Ferguson (Brown)
9 days ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort to all families.

Jane husek
10 days ago

I was so shocked to hear about Ruth, in our younger years my finest memory was her Sandy & I at St Marys Festival.
She will be missed, enjoyed hearing from her…. Fly High my friend 🙏♥️

Carol Ann Merritt
13 days ago

I met Ruth Ann a few years back and we had so much fun talking and laughing. Such a dear sweet lady. We spent a lot of time at her kitchen table. She adored her family. She will be missed but never forgotten.
My sincere condolences and prayers.

13 days ago

To all the Burkharts and Ripolys, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ruth. She was the life of the party, someone who always had fun and enjoyed life. I am so thankful we got to sit with her in September at my Aunt Lisa’s 60th birthday party my cousin Jessica had for her at the Community Center in Shadyside this year. We had such a nice time talking and reminiscing about the past. She was showing me pictures of Young Rico and his soon to be wife, where he works, Big Rico, Rome, Frankie, she was giving me the run down of her precious family and what everyone was into and how proud she was. She adored the young lady who was helping her everyday. Said she was a “gift from God.” She was with her at the birhtday party. What a sweet soul she was. I am truly happy and grateful to be able to have reconnected and had that time with Ruth. <3 God Bless you all. Sincere Condolences to all her family and friends, Dawn Ziants

Teresa Venham
14 days ago

I was so sorry to read of Ruth Ann passing. We went through school together and I always enjoyed spending time with her and Sandra. They were a lot of fun. Ruth was a very kind and special person who will be missed by all who new her. My condolences to the entire family.

Karen Parker
15 days ago

So sorry for your loss!

Tim Edgar
15 days ago

To Rome, Rico and the rest of the family, my sincere condolences to all of you for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Marlene Jablonka
15 days ago

Our deepest sympathies to the Burkharts and Ripolys.
Phil and Marlene Jablonka

Geary Martin Battistelli
16 days ago