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Published on Jul 21, 2009
This is video 1 of 4 Ruth Sleeman Krippene, 88, of Huntington, died Sunday, July 19, 2009 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Woodmere Memorial Park. Ruth was born March 5, 1921 in Frostburg, MD., the daughter of the late Roy and Isabelle Conner Sleeman. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Lewis William Krippene in 1976 and a daughter-in-law Bonnie Krippene on July 17, 2009. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and was a dietetic director at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. And was a United States Army veteran of World War II. She also was a former Home Economics teacher at Chesapeake High School. Survivors include a son, Thomas William Krippene of McCalla, AL and a daughter, Sallie Lynn Beauchamp and her husband Robert of Clinton, TN., two grandsons, 2nd. Lt. Clinton Beauchamp and PFC. Timothy Beauchamp both serving in the U.S. Army currently deployed to Iraq; one granddaughter, Terri Gables and one great-granddaughter, Kayla Gables. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hospice House of Huntington. There will be no visitation prior to the service. .