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Ryelee Malayna Sipple

February 27, 2002 ~ May 23, 2018 (age 16)

Ryelee Malayna Sipple, 16, Patriot, Ohio passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in an automobile accident. The daughter of John Anthony and Jennifer Jo (Harmon) Sipple, Patriot, Ohio, she was born February 27, 2002 at Gallipolis, Ohio. Ryelee was a student at Gallia Academy High School, just completing her Freshman year, earning five Varsity Letters as a Freshman. She was also a Key Club Member, 2016 Junior Miss Gallipolis in Lights, 2017-2018 All OVC Academic Award Winner, was academically ranked #1 in her class,  a member of the Madrigals, a lifelong Girl Scout, earning the Silver Award and she was proud to be employed at Ratliff Pool Center.

She was a member of Gallia Academy High School Varsity Golf Team in which she was low nine-hole score of 45 and low eighteen-hole score of 98 for the team during the season; Varsity Volleyball Team on which she earned her Varsity Letter and competed in the District Tournament playing both front and back row; Varsity Basketball Team on which she led the team in rebounds and was second on the team in points and steals which led her to be selected as part of the OVP Super 12 Basketball Team, Division II All District Honorable Mention and All OVC Honorable Mention; Varsity Track Team on which she earned a Varsity Letter and competed at the District Meet placing 6th in Discus and Varsity Softball Team on which she led the team in doubles, triples and homeruns  earning a place on the Division II 2nd Team and All OVC 1st Team.  

Ryelee is survived by her parents and a brother, Wyatt Joseph Sipple, Patriot, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Joe and Betty Harmon, Johnstown, Ohio and paternal grandparents, John and Rosemary Sipple, Gallipolis, Ohio; aunts and uncle: Abby (Eric) Whitt,  Bidwell, Ohio; Mandy Sipple, Raleigh, North Carolina; Terri “Aunt T” Kocak, Pataskala, Ohio; Elva Jean Ferguson, Proctorville, Ohio; Robyn Hatfield, Gallipolis, Ohio and Andy Sipple, Dallas, Texas; cousins: Bridgit and Brad Harris, Gallipolis, Ohio; Brandi Burke, Pataskala, Ohio; Dustin Burke, Johnstown, Ohio; Hayden Whitt, Bidwell, Ohio; Tyler Green and Caden Ross, Pataskala, Ohio; Mitzi Metzger and Amanda Metzger, Johnstown, Ohio and Carter Harris and Addison Harris, Gallipolis, Ohio as well as a host of friends, classmates and extended family members.

Ryelee was preceded in death by her brother, John Anthony Sipple, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted 4:00 PM Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Gallia Academy High School, Gallipolis, Ohio with Eric Whitt officiating. The family will receive friends at the school Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM. Cremation services will be under the direction of The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, who is honored to have been called upon to serve the Sipple Family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Donation in Ryelees name to the Wyatt Sipple College Fund c/o The Ohio Valley Bank 420 3rd Ave Gallipolis, OH 45631

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