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Lawrence Riffle
Lawrence Riffle4-HLawrence Riffle, age 81 of rural Marysville, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 2012 in his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family.  He was born June 11, 1930 in McCluney to the late Gilbert and Hazel (Adkins) Riffle.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Riffle, five sisters and four brothers.

On January 3, 1953 he married the former MaryAnn Daniels in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and she survives.

A veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a sergeant serving during the Korean Conflict.  He was a truck mechanic for Sidwell Brothers, worked at Crooksville Pottery, worked as a coal miner in Perry County and retired from Rockwell International in Newark after 35 years.  He was also a part-time farmer.

He was a member of Pharisburg United Methodist Church.  Lawrence was very active in the community, serving in many capacities, including Scout Master in Jacktown and Magnetic Springs, Little League Baseball Coach, 4-H Advisor for 32 years, past member of 4-H Council, and 15 years serving on the Richwood Independent Fair Board.  He was a member of American Legion, Richwood VFW, a charter member of American Legion in East Fultonham, and the Order of Arrow.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Randy (Karen) Riffle, Richwood; Rick (Leslie) Riffle, Richwood; Robert Riffle, South Charleston; nine grandchildren, Randall (Tara) , Darin (Katrina), Dustin (Abby), Kirby, Jason (Jennifer), Jeffrey (Brandy), Tiffany, Shelby, Dana; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer (Patty) Riffle, McConnelsville; Jack Riffle, Crooksville; two sisters, Rosie Harris, North Carolina & Lucille Riffle, Crooksville.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Judy Cramer officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood Fair Board, P. O. Box 71, Richwood, OH  43344 and the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, 13317 Ohio 347, Marysville, OH 43040.

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#1 from: Sharon Price Stewart
Gastonia NC
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM

So sorry to hear of Lawrence's passing. MaryAnn, you and the boys and the whole family are in my thought and prayers.
Love,
Sharon



#2 from: Tricia Riffle Brown
Zanesville, OH
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:18 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I have many memories of being at G'ma Hazel's when you all would visit on Sunday's. It's to bad that everyone has drifted so far apart.



#3 from: Dave/Deb Clayton
Wadsworth, OH
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

MaryAnn & Families,
We're sorry to hear of Lawrence's passing. My husband, Dave, remembered him getting pig feed back in the day when he worked at Richwood Feed.  I also went to NU High when Randy was in school.  We also remember playing co-ed softball. Those were the days! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Dave/Deb (Tevis) Clayton



#4 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM

sorry to hear the passing of Lawrence I can remember way back you guys buying lots of pizza from us at Paul's Pizza in Somersville..may god be with you at this difficult time



#5 from: MARYANN PATTON
RICHWOOD
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

MaryAnn and families -

I had the honor of serving with Lawrence (and MaryAnn)on the Richwood Fair Board for the past couple of years.  Dedication for the fair and 4-H activities were one of his top priorities.  I learned alot of good ideas from Lawrence.  He will be sadly missed by all.
Mary Ann Patton



#6 from: DAVID DANIELS
SAN ANTONIO
Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Our deepest sympathy to your family during this time of loss. I was pretty young when i met Lawrence  but I always considered him a good man. I still listen to one of his favorite songs: Woverton Mountain by Claude King. Rest in Peace MY FRIEND!



#7 from: Michael Price
Gastonia N.C.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Sorry to hear of Lawrence's passing.Thoughts and prayers Are Sent.  



#8 from: Mo  Dunn
Middletown, Ohio
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Lawrence Riffle was a wonderful leader and example for the youth of Union County.  He was a pillar in 4-H and well-liked at Pharisburg UMC.  I will remember him sitting on his golf cart at the Richwood Independent Fair while watching all the students and chatting with everyone or at a game watching Kirby.  My God give the Riffle family much comfort and many happy memories.



#9 from: BEN BUMGARNER
 
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM

I WILL MISS LAWRENCE BEING AROUND AT THE FAIR. HE WAS ALWAYS IN TO SOMETHING GOING ON WITH ALL OF THE KIDS. HE WAS ONE OF A KIND AND WILL BE MISSED. I THINK HE ENJOYED HIS TIME TO THE MAX WITH EVERY ONE HE WAS WITH.  GOOD BYE GOOD FRIEND   BEN




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