Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
October 29, 2011 2:43 am EDT


MANSFIELD — Betty Lou Van Riper, 85, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Mifflin Care Center.

Betty was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Shelby and was graduated from Mansfield Senior high school in 1944. She married Carroll Van Riper who preceded her in death in 2002.

Survived by her son, John (Debbie) Van Riper; grandson, Ryan Van Riper; sisters, Norma Wasemann, Ruth Warner and Marilyn Frisbee; brothers, Jack and Bill Workman; sisters- and brothers-in-law; and extended family.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Workman; an infant sibling, Patricia Workman; and brother-in-law, Lane Warner.

Family will receive friends Monday, from 6-8 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The Major Jacqueline Todhunter will officiate. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery. Visit

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