Marney Ripple Lappley passed away peacefully at her home on January 10, 2023. She was born on January 17, 1929, in Johnstown, PA to Kenneth and Marian Ripple.
She married Donald Woods Lappley in 1958 and moved to their lifelong home in Camp Hill, PA. They had a long and happy marriage of 59 years until he passed away in September of 2017.
She is survived by her son Clayton Jacob Lappley II, his wife Anne and their son Liam, her daughter Gwen M. Lappley and her three most excellent sons, Brady, Quinn, and Jay Jay Miller.
She was preceded in death by her grandson Logan Lappley in 2021, her sister, Barbara Brown, and she is survived by all four of Barbara’s daughters, Linda, Pamela, Jana, and Andrea who along with their families will cherish the memory of their dear Auntie.
Marney was a 1947 graduate of William Penn High School. She worked as a young professional in Harrisburg for the R.H. Donelly Co. and served as the Head Secretary to the Headmaster of the Harrisburg Academy for many years. After marriage, while raising her children, she was active in the Junior League, her Women's Investment Club and volunteered for numerous charitable organizations that she supported throughout her life. She was also a long-time member of The Country Club of Harrisburg. Later in life she was the proprietor and manager of the Riverview Manor Apartment house that was built and designed by her late father-in-law, Clayton Jacob Lappley I. During her time in this role, she was a major influence in the revitalization of the Second Street area. Her friendships were numerous and varied widely and included those she knew through her many years of being a formidable tennis player, a lover of books and writing and hosting bridge and mah jongg parties at her lovely home.
All services will be private and handled at the convenience of the family. Myers-Baker Funeral & Cremation Services, Camp Hill, PA, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance of her grandson Logan Lappley to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, Logan's choice as the way he had wished to memorialize his all too brief life. Godspeed to Marney -- she was one of a kind!