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Ronald Nipple

Ronald S. "Buck" Nipple

Friday, November 16th, 1934 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Rev. Ronald S. “Buck” Nipple, 85, of Reedsville and formerly of Lewistown, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 4:37 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.

Born on November 16, 1934 in Thompsontown, Juniata County, he is a son of the late Sharon Simon and Ruth Arelda (Long) Nipple. On November 8, 1955 at the Whiteland Evangelical United Brethren Church in Maze, he married his surviving wife, Mary Jane (Snyder) Nipple with whom he was blessed to share over 64 years of

In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his five daughters, Sherry Bailor and her husband Ed of Millerstown, Sydnee Jones and her husband Jeff of Carlisle, Sharlene Jury and her husband Ronald of McAlisterville, Susan Myers and her husband William of Burnham, and Sally Annis and her husband Frank of Lewistown; one brother, Darwin Nipple and his wife Lynda of McAlisterville; one sister, Trudy Oberholtzer of Thompsontown; six grandchildren, William Myers, Justin Myers, Derek Baker, Gunnar Jones, Amanda Potter, Andrea Krepps, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Stuck and a brother, David Nipple.

Rev. Nipple was a graduate of Chamberlain High School in Tampa, FL and the Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, OK.

He began his employment as a Nurse at the Harrisburg State Hospital. Next, in 1960, he purchased the family dairy farm in Seven Stars, Juniata Co., PA where he and his family farmed. Then in 1979, he got the calling to enter the ministry, sold his dairy farm, and moved to Florida where he completed his high school studies. After that, he moved to Oklahoma where he completed his schooling at Rhema Bible College to become a Minister. Finally, he moved back home to Pennsylvania where he founded and pastored at the Light Ministries Full Gospel Church of Lewistown until his retirement.

In earlier life, Buck enjoyed riding his Indian Motorcycle and playing baseball for Crossroads, Burns Mill, Juniata County.

His hobbies included genealogy studies, carpentry, bottle collecting, hunting, and collecting Atlantic Gas memorabilia; however, his greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A public graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 in the Maze Cemetery, Thompsontown with the Rev. David Patterson officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rev. Nipple’s memory may be made to the Light Ministries Upper Room Prayer Chapel, 181 Caldwell Hill Road, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall Street, McAlisterville.

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    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 10:30am
    Maze Cemtery
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    Rev. David Patterson
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Ethel Slagle

Posted at 01:50pm
I admired Mr. Nipple,for all that he accomplished in his life. He told me so many interesting story's..My thoughts and prayers to his wife, Mary,and their daughters.

Karen Cedergren

Posted at 07:37am
Although I never met Ptr. Ron personally, my parents (Revs. John & Betty Cedergren, both of whom passed away at the end of last year, 2019) knew him and valued their friendship. We are very grateful for the heart God gave to Ptr. Ron for the many long and faithful years of friendship and support to our Bible School in the Philippines, Rhema Christian Training Center. We pray that Light Ministries and Rhema Philippines will continue to partner together for God's Kingdom and glory. Our sincere condolences for your loss, Rev. Karen Cedergren, Cofounder and President of Rhema Christian Center Philippines.

Rev. Karen Cedergren

Posted at 06:30am
May you be lifted by the strength and comfort of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time, 2 Cor. 1:3-4. On behalf of Rhema Philippines Ministry,
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Debbie, Rodney and Barbie

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