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Michelle R. Ripp

February 6, 1965 — March 12, 2016

Michelle R. Ripp, 51, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington. She was born February 6, 1965, in Winfield, Kansas, to Billy and JoAnne (Schroeder) Holomek. She moved with her family as a young girl to Nebraska, where they settled in St. Libory, Nebraska. She was a 1983 graduate of St. Paul High School. She then went onto further her education at Expertise Beauty College in Grand Island. She worked as a hairdresser for several years. Michelle was united in marriage to Scott Ripp on July 12, 1991, in Grand Island. The couple moved to Lexington in February of 1997. She started her own home Daycare at this time. It takes a special kind of person to care for other people’s children, and one she enjoyed very much. Her first daycare child is graduating from high school this year. Due to poor health, she had to retire a year ago, at the age of 50. Michelle loved being a mother, taking care of her “kids”, the neighborhood kids also loved coming over. She enjoyed gardening, and listening to classic rock. Michelle leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Scott of Lexington, Nebraska; two sons, Donny Munson of Lexington, Nebraska, and Preston Ripp of Lexington, Nebraska; one brother, Michael Holomek of Grand Island, Nebraska; one sister, Melissa (Todd) Wood of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert (Linda) Ripp of Kearney, Nebraska; three brothers-in-law, Rob (Rhonda) Ripp of Kearney, Nebraska, Cam Ripp of Wood River, Nebraska, and, Matt (Shannon) Ripp of Grand Island, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, Jill (Mark) Carlisle of Albuquerque, New Mexico, her special friends, Diane (Joe) Hollinger of Lee Summit, Missouri, and Barb Paulick of Grand Island, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews, extended family and many friends. Michelle was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters. The family has honored Michelle’s wishes that her body be cremated. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel with Reverend Todd Karges officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
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