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Marcia Nelle Ripley
Manager/Funeral Director, Embalmer
Marcia is the Fifth Generation of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, of the Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home. She is the daughter of Carl and Lucille Ripley. After graduating from The University of Cincinnati, with a degree in Psychology, she entered Mortuary College, and received her licenses as an embalmer and a Funeral Director, in 1975. After her parents passed away, Marcia was responsible for both businesses. On June 30, 2005 the Ketcham’s Furniture & Floor Coverings Business was closed. Today, Marcia continues the family tradition at the Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, at 111 West First Street, next to the Ketcham home. Marcia has a daughter, Devon Stansbury. Perhaps, a sixth generation will continue the heritage that began so long ago.
Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice
Originally from Cincinnati, Mika graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an Associate degree in Pre-Mortuary Sciences with cum laude honors. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with her first degree in Mortuary sciences, she then received another Associate degree as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Sciences from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Sciences, graduating with summa cum laude honors and as her class valedictorian.
Upon her graduation, Mika also received the Joel E. Crandall Award for recognition of excellence in the art of restoration as well as the Dr. A.J. Nunnamaker award in recognition of highest scholastic standing and exemplary student citizenship. Mika was also nominated for the honor of the “Ones to Watch” recognition and featured in American Funeral Director Magazine’s September 2017 Issue.
Mika now lives in Lima with her husband Jordan and her step daughter Laila. Like all of our dedicated staff members, Mika is honored to serve your family during your time of need.