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Everett Oliver Riffey, 71

Everett Oliver Riffey, 71, of Buck Creek, passed away at Methodist Hospital on March 6, 2013.

Everett was born December 3, 1941, in Lafayette, to the late Everett M. and June A. Riffey. He graduated from East Tipp High School and Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1965. He married Peggy "Megan" Hodges on December 29, 1973, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette, and she survives. Everett began working as a Pharmacist in 1965 for Mert's Pharmacy. He then started working at Hook's Drug stores in 1973, opening up the new Delphi location as Store Manager and Pharmacist in 1975. Retiring from CVS Pharmacy in 2003.

Mr. Riffey was a member of the Buck Creek Masonic lodge. He enjoyed traveling, history, nature, and helping his son with his business. He was a fan of Purdue football and basketball. Everett was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his children, and grandchildren.

Surviving along with his wife; is their son, Eric Riffey, wife Kristen Loy-Riffey of Buck Creek. Their daughter, Lisa Kingma, husband Rich Kingma of Brookston, daughter, Tara McGee of Delphi. Everett has 6 grandchildren; Caleb and Kaitlyn Riffey, Sommer and Arrik Downham, Cameron McGee, and Grace Kingma. Everett has one great-grandson, Kaiden Downham. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marion G. Riffey.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Funeral Service, 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, Rev. Herb Wingard officiating. Burial will be at Spring Vale Cemetery. Memorials: . Sign the guestbook and leave memories at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Mar. 8 to Mar. 11, 2013
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