Diane Elena Ripper, the most wonderful, loving wife, mother and Baba, born November 23, 1938, passed away into God’s loving grace on July 7, 2018.

She is survived by her son, Jason Ripper of Stewartsville, NJ and her two grandsons, Jacob & Evan Ripper. She is also survived by her five step children, Constance Schenke of Lee’s Summit, MO, Dianne Moran of Albuquerque, NM, Elizabeth Tierney of O’Fallon, MO and Thomas Ripper of Midland, TX.  Also dear Baba of Marisa Abreu, Lauren Keller, Katherine Moran, Bryttany Walz & Tommy Ripper, and Connor & Analise Tierney.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Ripper, and father & mother, Theodore Nocheff & Hulda Bamberger.

She attended Lindenwood College and the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, taught for more than 10 years in Granite City, IL and was the most caring and loving “mum” and Baba.

Services: Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:00 am until funeral service at 12:00 noon.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.