Stanley L. Cripe, 81, of North Manchester passed away, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the family farm. Stanley was born December 5, 1939 in North Manchester to Guy E. and Ruth (Miller) Cripe. He married Sharon Lee Curtis on July 29, 1961; she survives.
Stanley graduated from Silver Lake High School in 1957 and was drafted in the United States Army in 1962 where he served as a surveyor stationed in Augsburg, Germany. He loved farming, animals, riding horses, especially on the trails, fishing and golfing.
Stanley is survived by two children, Scott (Stephanie) Cripe of Claypool, Kelly (John) Vaughn of Michigan; eight grandchildren, Steven, Emily, Rebecca, Marcus, John Michael, Elizabeth, Sarah, Julie and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Carlene Cripe of Winona Lake and Diane (Larry) Miller of North Manchester.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In keeping with Stanley’s wishes, cremation will take place with a celebration of life held at a later date.
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