June Rose Ripper Catoe, 85, widow of Wilbert Benjamin Catoe, died Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at National Healthcare Center.
Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick Ripper and Betty Borrett Ripper.
Mrs. Catoe was a member of Dalzell Baptist Church. She was known as “Nana” to the many children she cared for through the years in Dalzell.
Surviving are a son, Steve Catoe (Cheryl) of Sumter; a daughter, Sheree McCoy (Glenn) of Sumter; a brother, Ray Ripper of England; three sisters, Eunice Fair (Richard) of Columbia, TN, Valerie Prentice (Geoffrey) of England and Jeanette Ripper of England; three grandchildren, Shaun McCoy, Christen Spicer (Kris), Benjamin “B.J.” Catoe and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Ripper and two sisters, Pearl Brewer and Della Ripper.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday at Dalzell Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Barnette officiating.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Friday in the Fellowship Hall of Dalzell Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Dalzell Baptist Church, 3645 Camden Highway, Dalzell, SC 29040.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.