Verna R. Riffle

September 01, 1925 ‒ October 18, 2019

Ashland, Ohio

ASHLAND: Verna R. Riffle passed away peacefully Friday, October 18, 2019 in Ashland Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 94.

She was born on September 1, 1925 to parents Lawrence & Violet (Ricer) McBride in Zanesville, Ohio. Verna graduated from Perrysville High School with the class of 1943 as a proud cheerleader and later married Robert Riffle in 1958.

Verna worked as a server at the Ashland College Accent Room and later retired from the Ashland Country club. She was a member of the Ashland Church of Christ and enjoyed crafting and baking cookies in her spare time. Verna also had many poodles throughout her lifetime that she adored and loved to raise.

She is survived by her children Jack (Joyce) Morris, Lawrence (Linda) Morris, and Robert (Connie) Riffle; grandchildren Chad (Jackie) Morris, Heather (Mark) Kammon, Joshua Morris, Bree Riffle, and Rebekah (Josh) Ellwitz; great-grandchildren Gavin Morris, Lea Morris, Jeremy Morris, Liam Ellwitz and Alexis Ellwitz; sisters Irma Whitemire, Sandra (Jim) Markham and Lana McBride.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Robert; grandson Jeremy Morris; and brothers Russell, Charles “Chike” and William McBride.

A private burial will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville. Please send any flowers for the family to the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio.

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  • My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Aunt Verna will be missed by many.

  • Our thoughts and prayers for the family.
    Verna was such a sweetheart. She had such a gift of painting so beautifully. She will truly be missed.

  • Dear Rebekah,
    I always loved hearing the stories about your grandma. I know how special she was to you and I am sorry for your loss. Speak of her often to keep the memories of her fresh in your mind.