Sarah Lee Riffle

Sarah Lee Riffle, 82, of Buckhannon, the Lick Run Community, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at her home. 

She was born June 26, 1937, at Tenmile, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lonnie and Gertie Reed Kelley. 

On August 20, 1955, she was united in marriage to Robert Paul Riffle, who preceded her in death on July 17, 2004. 

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter Deborah Perry; two sons:  Robert (Denny) and James (Jimmy) Riffle; two sisters:  Freda Tenney and Susanna (Sue) Landis; 10 brothers:  Henry, Burl, Richard, Clinton, Harold, Marvis Ray, Lloyd, Lonnie Jr., Jefferson (Jim), and Daniel Dane Kelley. 

She is survived by two daughters:  Brenda Smallridge of Buckhannon and Audrey Smallridge of Tallmansville; one son Steve Riffle of Buckhannon; 12 grandchildren:  Jeremiah Smallridge, Pamela Robinson, Kristy Liggett, Joshua Smallridge, Shelley Loss, Robert Perry, Shawn Smallridge, Michael Metz, Todd Perry, Corey Riffle, Candida Lewis, and Hunter Smallridge; 24 great grandchildren:  Trevor, Jenna, and Emmy Robinson, Mackenzie and Dalton Crites, Trenton, Everleigh, Colton, and Corey Jr. Riffle, Logan and Austin Farnsworth, Shelby and Gabe Allman, Haleigh and Hayden Perry, Alex, Leon, Kaitlynn, and Nathan Smallridge, Elisha, Lily, and Lyla Lewis, and Caleb and Jesse Liggett; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Riffle was a loving mother and grandmother who lived for the “lights of her life” — her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed Christian books and reading her Bible. 

Private family services will be held and interment will be in the Tenmile Baptist Cemetery.  The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Greg Peters for the tender, compassionate care he offered their mother. 

Online condolences may be extended to the Riffle family at The Riffle family entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel with the arrangements.

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