Ruth Dippell Post

February 26, 1927November 7, 2018

Long time Annapolis resident Ruth D. Post, 91, passed away peacefully in her home on November 7, 2018 after a battle with breast cancer.

Ruth was born in Philadelphia to Lawrence and Stella Dippell on February 26, 1927. She married John S. Post on July 7, 1945 in Tiffin, OH. John’s job in the Navy took them to Annapolis, Maryland. In addition to raising 5 children, Ruth worked as a bank teller for Farmers National Bank in downtown Annapolis for 22 years. Ruth and John were active members of the Annapolis Couples Club. They loved camping, traveling and were enthusiastic square dancers who once danced down the aisle on a flight to Hawaii. Ruth was an avid reader, painter and bridge player.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John, her daughter, Jan Post Montgomery and her granddaughter Vanessa Post Simms.

Ruth is survived by her only sister, Grace Dippell Miley of Holland, OH, her children, John S. Post Jr (Gretchen), Susan F. Beasley (Buddy), Carol A. Collison (Jim), Grace E. Fishback (Jim), sixteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Nov. 17 at Bay Ridge Christian Church, 1071 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD 21403. Internment will be private. Arrangements are made by John M. Taylor Funeral Home in Annapolis. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake Music Program, John & Cathy Belcher Campus, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ruth Dippell Post

have a memory or condolence to add?

Bill Wolfe

November 10, 2018

Having been married to Jan Post for 14 years, my memories of Ruth and John Post are many. In those 14 years, I had many happy and memorable times with Jan and my in-laws. We traveled, dined, conversed and their company, as well as that of all the Post family, are fond memories. When Jan and I moved to Louisiana, they visited with us there and we shared the sights of New Orleans. Ruth was an informed conversationalist, and we enjoyed many talks together.
My condolences go out to John , Susan, Grace, Carol and all of the family . God Bless you .