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 & nephews.
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