Julia Ann Riedinger

January 12, 1949 ‒ April 22, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

Julia Ann Riedinger, “Ann,” passed away unexpectedly and will be deeply missed. Her jovial personality and love of playing games of all sorts made for wonderful memories of good-natured fun and lots of laughter. She enjoyed adventures planned and unplanned despite being directionally challenged and slightly accident prone. She never admitted to being lost, but instead would declare being on an adventure. Life was never dull when Ann was around.

Ann grew up in Ada, Ohio with her two brothers, Patrick and William, and her parents William J. Butterfield and Maybelle (Anderson) Butterfield. Ann was a dedicated daughter to her mother in her mother’s final years. She is survived by her older brother, Patrick Butterfield, sister-in-law, Rose Butterfield, her daughter, Amy (Wallace) Sawyer, son-in-law, Russell Sawyer, two grandsons, Joe and John, sister-in-law, Linda Butterfield, nephews, Timothy and Zebediah, and niece, Nicole.

Ann served her country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was an avid and energetic Buckeye fan.

Her grandsons will miss her visits, which often promised homemade cookies and plenty of laughs. Ann enjoyed spending time with her grandsons and she would frequently go to the movies with them- especially Star Wars movies.

Her daughter will miss her humor, her support, her love, and her company.

Try not to get lost, Mom. Remember you want to go up.

Memorial services were held privately by the family.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Ann
    I loved you dearly you were a wonderful friend
    And I love you and always will
    Thank you for being in my life ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    My love always

    Jeri ❤️❤️❤️

  • Ann was a classmate of mine and although I have not been in touch with her for years I remember her as a good hearted and fun to be around friend. ❤️🙏 to her family.

  • Ann and I were in the same class in Ada High School. We spent alot of time together when she came to many slumber parties at my house. Will always remember her loud laugh!! She loved to laugh. So sorry to hear of her sudden death. May God surround her family with comfort and peace.

  • So sorry to hear of Ann’s sudden passing. We were classmates of Ada High School class of 67. Condolences to the family.

  • As a classmate, I have some fond memories of Ann and we shared some good times together. We did a science project as a team and hatched our own chickens! Oh my, kind of like Lucy and Ethel! I can still picture us! I so wish we would have kept in touch better. Rest in peace Ann.

    My condolences to her family.

  • So very sorry for the sudden loss of your loved one. I do remember Ann as a classmate at Ada High School. She was such a fun person to be with. It really is a shame that we all didn’t stay in touch. I pray God’s strength and peace as you grieve. You can truly say thanks for the wonderful memories.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s sudden passing. We were next door neighbors in Ada and also classmates at Ada. I remember fondly when the neighborhood kids would play ” kick the can “, “over, over red rover ” and hide and seek. I also remember when she would peek on Christmas Eve to find where her parents had hidden the presents. I have many fond memories as I’m sure you do. Please except my condolences for your loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. My husband Jess and I have worked with Ann for 40 years. Many many good times and laughs. She was the most kind and caring person to me. Ann and I worked second shift together. We had so much fun it never seemed like work. I will treasure all our fun times and keep our memories in my heart. Love and will miss you my dear friend.

  • Posting the details of her burial.

    June 26th 11am at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada, Ohio.

  • Dearest Amy and family. I was truly sorry to here of your Mother’s passing. I worked with your Mom so many years ago. She will be sorely missed. May the Lord be with you and your family.