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Monday November 28th, 2022
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Tuesday November 29th, 2022
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Sarah "Sally" C. Ringler

Ringler – Sarah C, “Sally”, 91, Geistown, went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2022. Born on November 10, 1931 in Johnstown, daughter of George W. “Jiggs” and Emma L. (Harshberger) Pfaff. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Barry L. Ringler, who stood to hug her when she entered Heaven; sister, Shirley Jean Bozich, and brother-in-law, Elmer Platt.


She is survived by her loving children, Lu Ann Ringler, Richland, Nelson E. “Skip” (Brenda) Ringler Richland; sister, Donna “Duke” Platt, Hollsopple; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Chipchosky, Warren, IN, Jamie Ringler, IL, Gaga to Sarah Kerr, Salix, and Cori (Klynn) Cvejkus, Sidman; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Asher Chipchosky, Lillian Ringler and Norbert Nowak, and Bryce Kocsis; canine companion, Buttons, and numerous nieces and nephews.


Sally was a 1951 graduate of Johnstown High School. She retired from Richland School District after 20.5 years of service as high school secretary. Sally was a life-long member of Johnstown Christian Missionary Alliance Church. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed word puzzles, painting and most crafts, as well as sharing her love of Elvis with her grandchildren. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Forest Hills Personal Care Home and Ali and her team from AseraCare Hospice. Sally loved her family dearly and will be remembered for her dimples when she laughed.


Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Rev. Bud Vogel officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, dav.org, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, stjude.org, in memory of Sally. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Lu Ann and Skip and your families, you have my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved mother. I remember going to your mom & dads house many many years ago with Uncle Ed. And I would often run into your mom at the bowling alley. She was just a sweet lady. She is now with your dad rejoicing in heaven. Rest in Peace Sally.

Robert Valentine Jr Nov 28 2022 1:13 PM

This photo of your mom was in the 1975 RHS yearbook.

Tony Palm Nov 25 2022 10:55 AM

Dear Skip and Lu Ann, you have my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, she was a joy.

My memories of "Mrs. Ringler" long pre-date seeing her in the Main Office of RHS upon arriving for my sophomore year. As you well remember from our early childhood Skip, your house on Rosewood Street was one of the "go to" locations for those of us lucky to live there. With the Rubritz, Solich, Brandon, Palm, Barbara, and Edmonds families, there were ALWAYS enough kids for a pick-up game of baseball, a heated assault on Mr. Ruth’s wall while playing “Army”, or sled riding down Beechwood Street before the salt trucks ruined the hill. During those idyllic days in the early to mid-60s, your mom was always ready with a band-aide or glass of cool-aide.

At RHS, her gentle demeanor and genuine compassion softened the need to visit the "Main Office". Whether I was there to drop off an attendance slip, to complain about a headache in hopes of catching a few ‘Zs’ in health, or because my disruptive behavior, rare though it was, required a dreaded visit with the principal.

Even 47 years later, I can clearly visualize her standing behind the counter inside the office with her easy smile of recognition and her her say, “What have you done now Robbie?” No one but you and your mother called me Robbie at RHS, and after you graduated Skip, she was the last.

Sally Ringler was a "second-mom" to anyone in need. And she embraced that role for countless Richland High School students, teachers, and administrators, as well as a ton of kids in Geistown. We all carry similar memories of basking in the glow of her kindhearted nature.

How blessed we were to have her in our lives . . .

Tony Palm Nov 25 2022 10:46 AM

I'm so sorry, aunt Sally was one of a kind, and will be dearly missed! Sending prayers and lots of hugs to all!!❤️

Jen Hill Nov 25 2022 9:59 AM

Lu Anne

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a sweet lady

Pamela (Eyler) Donato

Pamela Donato Nov 24 2022 7:40 PM

Skip, so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. May she rest in peace and may your family cherish and hold on tightly to the wonderful memories of her .

Heidi Ankeny Nov 23 2022 10:33 PM

After 52 years you and Dad are together again!

Nelson Ringler Nov 23 2022 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Ringler

Trudy Mcdevitt Nov 23 2022 9:02 PM