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Kathryn Ethel Riffee
Kathryn Ethel RiffeeBingoKathryn Ethel Riffee, 68 of Marion died Monday, November 29, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born January 2, 1953 in Marion to the late Glenn Frederick and Bessie (Crowe) Berridge.

She was an accountant and had worked for Lowe’s for 24 years and Arthur Treacher’s for 22 years. Kathryn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. A selfless hard worker, she was always putting the needs of others before her own. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved reading romance novels and doing crossword puzzles. Her favorite TV shows to watch were game shows and anything on Hallmark. Family gatherings were the center of her life, and she never missed a birthday party.

She is survived by her children, Chad Valentine, Rob (Jennifer) Valentine, Misty Heery, and Kyle Riffee, all of Marion; grandchildren, Chad Valentine Jr., Joey (Shelby) Valentine, Shawn Valentine, Austen Valentine, Katie Valentine, Ashly Martin, Sophia Riffee, Natalie Riffee, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, Art (Rubianna) Berridge, Allen (Becky) Berridge, a sister, Sharon Moore, all of Marion; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, LaRue with Pastor Ed Layne officiating. Friends may call 2 hours prior to the service, beginning at 4:00 PM. Private graveside services will take place the following day in LaRue Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000

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#1 from: Carol & Steve Laird
Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 5:58 PM

We will miss Kathy at our holiday dinners. She was such a sweet lady, and she'll be missed.

#2 from: Ella Senter
Prospect ohio
Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 6:41 PM

I met Kathy while I was working part time at Lowe’s.  Everyone loved her there. She was always kind and liked to joke around with people by calling us nicknames that she gave us. I was always Miss Ella to her.  Kathy was a dear sweet lady that I am blessed to call my friend.  At last she can rest and watch over all the children  grandchildren and great grandchildren  from heaven.

#3 from: Angel Tennar
Marion ohio
Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:11 PM

I've known Kathy 16 yrs. Worked with her for 9 and had all of my babies with her. She was there to hold every single one too. She was such a wonderful, beautiful person in and out.  I will miss her greatly. Few people leave such a profound impact on the world as what Kathy Did to the people she came into contact with. Always kind and always a joy to be around.

Galion OH
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 7:33 AM

Kathy was a wonderful Aunt to me. Se always asked about me and showed her genuine concern. She was a shining 🌟 and always had a smile. I will miss you here on earth but I know I will see you again in our heavenly Father's Home. Love Carla (punkie)

#5 from: Christina Young
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM

Oh Miss Kathy as I called her. She was the ultimae sweetheart. Always a smile and kind word for those around her. Worked with her for 5 years at Lowe's and she made work fun. She was ornery, happy, loving and kind. Even when she did not feel well. I will miss our talks,and the laughs we shared together. I will miss being her "body guard" in the mornings when she was putting money in the registers, and her calling me "Christiniaaaa". Rest in Heaven Kathy...until we meet again.

#6 from: APRIL BROWN
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:03 AM

What an incredible lady I was lucky enough to meet and actually work with at Lowe's. She was such a joy to others and brightened any room with that smile! I am so fortunate to have known such a remarkable lady and was able to call her Sunshine. She truly brightened my day! I will miss you my friend!

#7 from: Stacey Fields
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:17 AM

Oh Kathy, how you and I teased each other at Lowe’s and then the day you were being discharged at Marion General. You looked so good that day, and being yourself telling me you were going to Delaware for rehab. I had no idea that would b the last time I would see you. May you fly high honey, I know everyone loved you, how could they not? ❤️🕊

#8 from: Lisa Lewis
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 9:27 AM

I worked with Kathy at Lowe's she was not just a co-worker she was my friend.She was the kindest person with the biggest heart of gold I've ever met. She will be missed dearly.

#9 from: Erin
145 A st.#3 Springfield Oregon 97477
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 1:04 PM

She's one of the people who always look forward to seeing in fing bingo. We would always crack each other with our one liners, and would be laughing are butt's off. It was a riot, with tears streaming down on everyone faces. She was the life of the party. If anyone needing advice about a problem that they might have going on in their life. If she doesn't know what to do in some situation. She is not afraid to tell you that she doesn't know.she is a prayer worrier. I'm so sorry for you and your family lose. We will be praying for you all.

#10 from: Judy Holzmiller
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 3:39 PM

Kathy was a good friend and spent many years camping with us at Sunset Springs.  She will be missedr

#11 from: Sherry Birchfield Stewart
Zanesville, Ohio
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:08 PM

This is so very sad.  Kathy and I went to Primary, Jr. High, and High School together.  She was such a kind and pleasant person. Always a smile for everyone.  I'm.so sorry for your loss.

#12 from: Brad spriggs
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 5:21 PM

Sending love and prayers to Kathy's family. Krathy was an amazing lady and friend.. may the Lord send Grace to everyone the knew Her and help thru this time.. God bless .

#13 from: Pastor Ed &Sue Layne
Marion, Ohio
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Kathy was a very sweet and loving women. I’ve known Kathy since I did day care for all three of her children when they were very young. They all became like family to us. She always had a kind word to say about everyone. RIP Kathy! I’ll never forget you. Love, ~Sue~

#14 from: Dean family
Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Misty ...so sorry for your loss..

#15 from: Sarah Riffee
Marion Ohio
Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Where do I even begin, I'm still in shock..I wish it weren't true. I lay here remembering every moment spent with u, all our heart to heart conversations and all the times u were there for me, my rock..my comfort and my care unconditionally selflessly. The bond we shared was unbreakable, I regret not spending more time with u past 2 years while I was trying to rebuild myself I knew u understood and rooted for me off in the distance and was proud of me for doing what needed to be done after falling on my face fighting issues I knew u loved me and I will forever love u and il be missing u everyday always..we were not done yet but heaven needed someone as special as u up above. I pray u watch over us all down here and continue to guide me through tough times. U were an amazing mother in law, friend, grandma...I love u mom rest in peace beautiful. U may be gone but can never be forgotten!!!
Love ur moon,
-sarah riffee

#16 from: Erik and Cheryl Johnson
Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 5:36 PM

We so wanted to come to the funeral home to pay our respects, but circumstances did not let it happen. Kathy was a good soul who cared about everyone. She also loved to laugh. Our sympathy goes out to her brothers and sister. There is no pain any longer. She is at peace.

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