Stephen Allen Whipple

December 19, 1960 ‒ October 07, 2014

Ashley, Ohio

Stephen Allen Whipple, 53, of Ashley passed away Tuesday morning October 7, 2014 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born December 19, 1960 in Ashley to Jerry D. Whipple and Sandra “Earlene” (Jenkins) Whipple.
Steve was a 1979 graduate of Delaware Hayes High School and a 1984 graduate of the Ohio State University. He was the former manager and owner of Whipple’s Market and Drive-Thru in Ashley and was a member of the Delaware Moose Lodge. He enjoyed going to auctions and yard sales. He loved to golf and especially liked taking golfing trips with his buddies to Myrtle Beach and Florida. Steve was also an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes, Woody Hayes, the Cincinnati Reds and Johnny Cash.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother Earlene of Delaware; sister Deedra “Dee Dee” (Don) Rister of Radnor; brother Kevin (Misty) Whipple of Ashley; two nephews Matthew (Cassie Logan) Rister and Lucas Rister; great nephew Quinton Rister; 1 step niece and 2 step nephews; aunt Doris Whipple of Ashley; feline companion Amos. He was preceded in death by his father, his uncle Arlo Whipple and an aunt Jacqueline (Russell) Bowman.
The family will receive friends on Friday October 10th from 1:00 pm until time of funeral services at 3:00 pm at the Bennett-Brown-Rodman & Snyder Funeral Home, 307 E. High Street, Ashley, OH. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery. Casual dress or OSU attire please.
Contributions in Steve’s memory may be made to Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015.
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  • Steve always greeted me cheerfully, even when I could clearly see that he wasn’t feeling well. Our community has lost a very special man. May God grant comfort to those who knew Steve best.


  • I loved him. Working or just hanging out! Love his family too.! I will miss our visits my friend.

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Whipple family. The news came as a shock yesterday, steve and all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Many happy memories of that special time growing up together and all the adventures we had. May God give you strength at this most difficult time.

  • i will miss steve deeply. he lived across from my grandparents, he would always wave and say hi. R.I.P steve.

  • My prayers and condolences go to the Whipple family. I know you are not hurting any longer . I lived in Ashley and frequently went to whipples store and drive through, and I miss going there when I moved away after 13 yrs and steve was a great help to his uncle Arlo ,funny and caring people. RIP Steve

  • I was so shocked at the news of Steve’s passing. We weren’t real close in school but I remember how Steve would always make people smile and laugh. My deepest condolences to his family. God bless you, Steve.

  • The Staca and Adah Kanniard family sends heartfelt sympathy to the family. The grocery store was one of our favorite stores. Always enjoyed going to town on Saturdays to get groceries. He will be missed.

  • I worked for Steve and Arlo for many years. He could always make me laugh with his crazy stories. May you rest in peace my friend. Love you.

  • One of the original SPA BELLIES. I’ve always enjoyed our golf trips. The world lost another great man . Actually hilarious! My thoughts and prayers go out to the many friends and family

  • Ashley has another great loss. Steve was a funny person. He made the best little subs! RIP Steve

  • So sorry for your loss, we always loved talking with Steve he didn’t know a stranger. Loved listen to his stories of things he found at the latest auction he was at. Steve will be missed here in Ashley. Greatly.

  • One of a kind. Going to miss your stories and good times on the links. Spa weekends won’t be the same with you. RIP my friend.

  • After reading all the condolences, I think everyone agrees Steve always had a story and could always make you laugh. I gave Steve his last haircut, we laughed so hard I think I cried. I will miss you. My thoughts and prayers are with the Whipple Family. We lost a LEGEND!! Fly High Steve Fly High RIP

  • Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Steve was always very friendly. He will be missed. We’re praying for your family in your time of need.

  • Prayers and condolences to Steve’s family and all who knew and cared for him. Many happy times and memories -road trips south to visit and golf with JW, New Years football and poker extravaganzas at his place along with 30 years of Spa Belly shenanigans. We’ll miss you Steve -there is now One few of us left. Give my regards to Woody and Johnny C.

  • Ive k.own steve since i was a baby. Him and his family were good friends with my family especially my grandparents i can remember going to the store as a kid to get milk and bacon for my grandparents. Steve would take care of my orders. He will be missed R.I.P steve

  • Steve was a dear friend of ours and he will be greatly missed. We will cherish all the memories we have shared. The memories are endless but the one I remember the most is a story he told. We golfed for a week at Myrtle Beach and we were all tired on the way back. Steve started telling a story in Parkersburg, West Virginia and the story continued until we reached his driveway. After driving 13 hours in the car we sat is his driveway for another 10 minutes laughing at his story. We will miss you buddy. Our prayers and thoughts are with Steve’s family.

  • My deepest sympathy for the passing of one terrific guy .. RIP MY FRIEND ..
    Let your spirit soar ♡

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss Steve and his great personality.