Patricia A. Riffle
Patricia A. Riffle age 81 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 6:15 P.M.
on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Community in
Greenville. Patricia was born November 27, 1929 in Castine, Ohio, to
the late Perry & Dana (Seman) Gower.
Patricia retired in 1992 from Fram Corporation of
Greenville, where she had been employed for 33 years. Patricia was a
member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville; was very
active in the United Methodist Women’s Organizations; assisted with
funeral meals for 8 years; and was over the dinning room and election
day suppers. Patricia was a founder, along with her husband Dale, of
the Ansonia Swinging 8’s Square Dance Club.
In addition to her parents, Patricia is also
preceded in death by a daughter, Sondra Riffle; grandson, Ryan Riffle;
brother, Dick Gower; sisters, Phyllis Kuhnle and Betty Sleppy; half
brothers, Adrian & Harvey Gower; and half sister, Mary Phelps.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Dale Riffle
whom she married June 22, 1946; children, Sharon (Gary) Deeter of
Greenville, Scott (Cindy) Riffle of Greenville, Rebecca (Larry)
Garrison of Greenville, Rock (Tammie) Riffle of Greenville, and Doug
(Carol) Riffle of Greenville; grandchildren, Stephanie Shafer, Stacey
Hetman, Scott Garrison, Sara Kinnison, Josh Riffle, Justin Riffle, and
Lisa Moore; 14 great grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law,
Frances & Sam Witt of Midland, Texas; and numerous nieces &
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville
with Rev. Dr. Duane Smith, Pastor Todd Reish and Rev. Joe Payne
officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. The family will
receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from
1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be
made to A Special Wish Foundation 1250 Memory Lane N-Suite B Columbus,
Ohio 43209, Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund or State of
the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com