Mary Green Riffe
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Mary Green Riffe, a dear soul, passed gently into the presence of the Lord on April 6, 2014. She was born on March 1, 1923 to Alfred and Lauretta Munro. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing the guitar and singing alongside her sister Shirley, meeting Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, and many of the greats of her time. Mary loved to dance and had many trophies and memories she was very proud of and kept on display.
She crocheted many beautiful afghans that were usually given away as gifts. Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was one of those rare individuals, so finely tuned that she was capable of great tenderness. You could always find her waiting at home with a big hug and a delicious meal.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Riffe. She is survived by her two daughters, Christine Hrytzay and husband, Roy; and Penny Ruip and husband, David; two stepdaughters, Judy (Riffe) Kidd and husband, Wayne; and Candy (Riffe) Lennon and husband, Gordon; sister, Shirley Ostman; two grandsons, Nick Ruip and wife Jennifer and Dan Ruip and wife Kathrine; and four great grandchildren Anastasia, Austin, Savanna, and Victoria.
She will be forever missed, but not forgotten. The world is diminished by her death, but made richer because she lived.
" I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. " 11 Timothy 4:7
A celebration of her life will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 S. Hickory Street, Melbourne, 724-2222. Share memories and sign the family guestbook at www.afcfcare.com.
Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1001 S Hickory St Melbourne, FL 32901
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Apr. 9, 2014