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Juanita Tripp

Mrs. Juanita Tripp, age 83, of Blounts Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at her home.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11­­ a.m. Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at Warren Memorial Cemetery in Blounts Creek, officiated by Fr. Ian Van Heusen.

Mrs. Tripp was born in Anna, Ohio, on Oct. 6, 1936, daughter of the late George and Edna Manger. In 1954, she graduated from Botkins High School and moved to Greenville, North Carolina, where she became a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She lived and worked in Greenville for 20 years until she married Jesse Tripp on Aug. 23, 1975. Throughout life, her smile, laughter and blue eyes would light up a room. The love she and Jesse shared could be felt by all.

Surviving along with her husband, Jesse, are sisters Marlene McKee, of Belefontaine, Ohio, and Connie Butcher (Don), of Botkins, Ohio; brother Ron Manger (Monica), of Botkins, Ohio; daughters Jessica Vermilyea, of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Maria Dunn (Carl), of Washington, NC; five grandchildren, Ryan V. Rasmussen (Erik), of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Kelsie V. Salles (Jordan), of Mandeville, and Tripp, Adam and Kaelynn Dunn, of Washington; five great-grandchildren, Macie Anne, Hayden and Graham Salles, along with two soon-to-be born Rasmussen twin girls; and numerous nieces and nephews in Ohio and North Carolina. Preceding Mrs. Tripp in death were her parents, sister Mary Ann Schmidt, and brothers, Leroy Manger and Eugene Manger.

Memorials, if desired, can be given to Warren Chapel UMC or your favorite charity.

You may address condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Tripp family.