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Ada I. Jessee, 81

OCT. 11, 1931-OCT. 13, 2012

October 14, 2012
  • Ada I. Jessee
Ada I. Jessee

Ada Irene Jessee, 81, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at her home at The Village of Robinwood Assisted Living at 19800 Tranquility Circle, Hagerstown, Md., where she resided the last three years.

Born Oct. 11, 1931, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late Lester H.  Rippeon and Annie M. E. Crum Rippeon.
Ada was a devoted wife and a loving mother for her six children all her life. She loved her home in the Frederick countryside and kept it looking beautiful.

Bob and Ada relocated to Big Pool, Md., where they spent many peaceful years surrounded by family. She loved to cook, and provided many meals and baked items for family gatherings. She was a much-beloved matriarch for both the Jessee family and all of her extended family. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by five of her children, Ronald Jessee and wife, Christine, Steven Jessee and wife, Linda, David Jessee and wife, Susan, Sharon Mellott and husband, LeRay, and Carol Mason and husband, Terry; two brothers, Donald and Gene Rippeon; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert Jessee; her daughter, Tammy Jessee; her grandson, Michael Jessee; three sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, Md. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, following the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Robinwood Assisted Living, Memo: Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 19800 Tranquility Circle, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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