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Eileen Miles Ripley, 97, of Susan, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mathews Woman’s Club, Friends of the Mathews Memorial Library, United Methodist Women’s Guild, The Red Hats Club, and the Central Village Homemakers Club.

She was predeceased by her parents, G. Wendell Miles and Marion G. Miles, and a brother, Alden Miles.

She is survived by her husband of 76 years, Arnold C. Ripley; a daughter, Brenda Ripley (Ray); two sons, Arnold Ripley Jr. (Cheryl), and Wesley Ripley (Elizabeth), and a granddaughter, Sidney Ripley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, from 1-2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Susan, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 2 o’clock. Entombment will follow the service in Friendship Cemetery. A reception will be held after in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Mathews Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1037, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to St. Paul United Methodist Church, c/o Melanie Miles, P.O. Box 13, Port Haywood, Va. 23138. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Va., is assisting the family.