Vivian P. Riffle

June 07, 1932 ‒ January 14, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Vivian P. Riffle, 86, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday morning, January 14, 2019 at her home. She was born on June 7, 1932 in Bellaire to the late William C. and Pearl H. (Moffitt) Parker.

Vivian was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and was attending the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.

Vivian is survived by her children, Dr. Dana C. (Nita) Riffle, Dr. Douglas W. Riffle and Denise E. Riffle of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Danae Riffle, Darcie (Levi) Hundley, Dalayna Riffle, Dylan Riffle, Samuel Riffle and Spencer Riffle; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Denver E. Riffle; daughter, Susan J. Riffle; a daughter-in-law, Kimberly S. (Engel) Riffle; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell (Helen) Parker and Donald (Elsie) Parker

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave, Mount Vernon with Rev. F.H. Bolerjack officiating.  The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Jacksontown Cemetery.

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  • Dearest Aunt Viv…..your time on Earth has come to an end and you are at rest in the arms of God. May Dana, Nita, Doug, Denise as well as your grandchildren, feel God’s love for them and that His arms will encircle them and comfort them. I will miss you and your upbeat outlook on life and hearing your nickname for me. “Robin Redbird” Cochran.

  • We have fond memories of the Riffle Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Family. May You have peace and comfort from our Heavenly Father.
    With Sympathy,
    Ron and Mary Phillips

  • Our sympathy to the Riffle family on the loss of your beloved mother/ grandmother you are all in our prayers and we know God will be with you through this hard time. Stay strong and remember she is in a better place. Cherish the memories

  • I offer my condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Vivian P. Riffle. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God has made a hope for all of those who have died. – Acts 24:15