Alveta “Al” Riffe

August 22, 1941 ‒ October 07, 2021

Mansfield, Ohio

Alveta “Al” Riffe, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the home of her sister in Galion.

Born August 22, 1941 in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of Clifford and Edith (Tripplett) Justice. She married Joe Riffe on June 6, 1985 and he survives.

She was a member of Sar Shalom in Ontario and enjoyed camping, cooking, her church and spending time reading. She formerly owned and operated along with her husband, V & M Restaurant in Bellville.  She was interested in health food and homeopathic healing and was a health food minister and taught healthy cooking and owned Genesis Garden in Mansfield.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two children, Duncan (Terry) Jones of Canyon, Texas and Tonya (Eddie Gill) Hale of Loudonville and daughter-in-law, Chris Jones of Galion; Joe’s two children, Renee (Whitey Flockerzie) Russell of Shelby and Shawn (Bobbie) Riffe of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren, Shannon Mogan, Jennifer Rucker, Nicole Rasi, Eric Jones, Jacob Jones, Treva Valentine, Cassie Hale, Justin Stacy, Jordan Beaver, Joe Sanchez, Tommy Antle, Kaylee Riffe, Denver Russell, Chris Russell and Charles Riffe; 21 great grandchildren and two brothers, Lacey Clifford “Bud” (Jane) Justice, Athens, Tenn. and Jim (Sherry) Justice of Galion and a sister, Anita Luscaleet of Galion.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Tim Jones, Joe’s Son Brian Riffe, two sisters and a brother

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where a graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Galion with Rabbi William Hallbrook officiating.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Al Riffe and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Our deepest condolences to Al’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be your comfort in the coming days. Al was so sweet and kind and it was a pleasure to know her.

  • Joe and the Entire Family!
    Thoughts and prayers for each of you! Sending you my warmest and dearest condolences! Al and all the V&M family will always hold a very special spot in my heart!

  • Joe And All Of Al’s Family ,My Deepest Sympathy For Each Of You. I Have Alot Of Great Memories Working At The V&M For Joe And AL.. All Of You Will Be In My Prayers..

  • So sorry for the hurt to your heart’s, Joe & family. Al is a lovely soul . God is gathering up his children & he has a special one in Al.

  • Joe,
    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
    John and Angel Schroeder

  • Joe and all the family of Al. So very heartbroken for you all. What a wonderful person she was! Prayers for you all as you go through this loss, and may God help and heal you as only He can. Love, Stan and Kitty Black




  • Joe and family, May you feel God’s comforting arms embrace you as you go through your time of sorrow. Phillipians 4:13 Sandy Milum (Tara’s Floral )

  • Joe – You and Al have always had a special place in our hearts and life. So sorry for the loss of Al. Our family is holding you up in prayer during this difficult time.

  • To the Riffe Family,

    We send our deepest symphothy. May your memories of Al , help carry you thru your grief. May God be with you.

    Darrell and Marty Banks

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