Mary Jane Riddle
October 15, 1929 ‒ June 04, 2021
BELLVILLE: Mary Jane Riddle, age 91, of Bellville passed away Friday, June 4, 2021 in her home.
Mary Jane was born October 15, 1929 in Richland County to the late Delbert and Mary (Hammett) Farst. She attended Lexington High School until her senior year and graduated from Springfield Township High School in Ontario.
On May 31, 1947 she married Medford Riddle with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 2012.
A lifelong area resident, Mary Jane worked at Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville for 27 years, retiring in 1992.
Mary Jane and Med were long-time members of New Life Church of Christ where Mary Jane taught Bible school and worked in the nursery.
She was a skilled homemaker tending to the garden so that the crop could be canned and frozen for the winter. She delighted in hosting family gatherings and cooking for her family; quality time was always centered on a good meal. Mary Jane enjoyed crocheting and knitting and loved to travel with the bus tour group of Gorman Rupp retirees.
She is survived by her children Cindy Hemmerly of Columbus, Jim & Debbie Riddle of Butler, Ric Riddle of Mansfield, and Alan Riddle of Bellville; 6 grandchildren Stephanie Yoho, Michelle McKitrick, Jeremy (Erin) Riddle, Nicole Riddle, Chase (Laura) Riddle, and Johnny Riddle; 16 great grandchildren; sisters Betty Pipes and Beverly Clever; sister-in-law Glenna Sesco; brother-in-law Tom Llewellyn; sister-in-law Beverly Farst; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and beloved husband, Mary Jane was preceded in death by a grandson Rick Lee Riddle; brothers and sisters-in-law Richard (Lois) Farst, Donald (Pud) Farst, Paul Farst, Milton Farst, Kenneth Farst, and Eileen Farst; sisters and brothers-in-law Selma (Jay) Bishop, Nina (Harland) Mowry, Marjorie (Gene) Dillon, Dave Clever, and Nancy Llewellyn.
Friends may call Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12:30-2:30 pm at New Life Church of Christ, 195 W. Durbin Ave., Bellville, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30pm. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Donations may be made to The Butler Adult Nutrition Program, OhioHealth Hospice, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Messages to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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