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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ralph Riffell (June 28, 2016)

Ralph Riffell, age 100, passed away on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville, Ohio. Ralph was born December 16, 1915 in Darke County, Ohio and married Olive Sease on May 1, 1937.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Osa (Poling) Riffell; his wife Olive (Sease) Riffell; a daughter, Gloria Riffell; a sister: Marie (Riffell) Steele; and a grandson: Samuel Riffell.

Ralph was a member of the Greenville Missionary Church and was a graduate of Randolph High School. He was a farmer all his life and worked as a punch press operator for many years.

Ralph is survived by a son: Paul (Janis) Riffell of Wilmore, Ky.; a grandson: Ben (Renee) Riffell of Wilmore, Ky.; a brother: Franklin Riffell of Greenville, Ohio; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Greenville Missionary Church 1110 North Broadway, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Mote Cemetery. Family will receive friends ½ hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Missionary Church.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com