Friday, December 11, 2015

R. Dale Riffle (November 29, 2015)

R. Dale Riffle, age 87, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 6:20 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on March 19, 1928 in Ansonia, Ohio, to the late Ronald H. “Steenie” & Edna (Rolfe) Riffle.

Dale is survived by his 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 (Kyle) Hetman, Scott Garrison, Sara (Harold) Kinnison, Josh (Ashley) Riffle, Justin Riffle and Lisa (Denny) Moore; 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Ruby (Junior) Coby of Greenville and Linda Smith Wood of Ansonia; brother in law, Leon Stump of Ft. Recovery; sister in law, Kay Riffle of Ansonia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia A. (Gower) Riffle whom he married on June 22, 1946; daughter, Sondra Riffle; grandson, Ryan Riffle; sisters, Marjorie Byram, Mildred Lanich, Doris Mikesell and Jean Stump; brothers, Ronnie Riffle and James Riffle.

Dale retired in 1990 from the U.S. Post Office as a City Carrier for 30 years before working part time at K-Mart in Greenville and Greenville National Bank. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Greenville Masonic Lodge #143, Post Office Advisory Committee and the National Association Retired Federal Employees. He was a founder with his wife Pat of the Ansonia Swinging 8’s Square Dance Club and had been a Square Dance Caller for 30 years. He was inducted into the Square Dance Hall of Fame and was a Kentucky Colonel.

There will be a service held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Todd Reish and Pastor Angela Meeks co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 from 2-8 PM at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service conducted by the Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 on Wednesday at 7:45 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund. Condolences for the family may be sent to