In Memory

Joe Cripe - Class Of 1922

Joseph J. Cripe, 98, of Indianapolis, died Feb. 10, 2004. Born on Nov. 15, 1905, in Carroll County, he was the son of Perry and Clara Roth Cripe. His marriage was to Norma Redmond, and she Survives. He graduated from Butler University and joined the Indianapolis Convention Bureau, retiring in 1973, as the director. Mr. Cripe served on the committee that helped to create the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945. He was president of International Association of Convention Bureaus from 1949 to 1950; a past president of Indiana Society of Association Executives: a member of Kiwanis, Rotary, Indianapolis Athletic Club and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Mr. Cripe was awarded a Key to the City of Indianapolis in 1973 and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was the owner and publisher of “This Week in Indianapolis,” the city's first hotel, restaurant and event guide. Also surviving are a son, Joseph J. Cripe Jr.; a daughter, Jane Sulya; a brother. Gene Cripe; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters. Services were Feb. 14 in Indianapolis, with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Delphi Carroll County Comet February 18, 2004