Ruth Marie Riffe, 71, born in Hanover, WV on February 21, 1948 and went to her eternal rest after her victory over cancer on November 10, 2019. She was the daughter of Cloyd “Buster” Browning and Rebecca “Becky” Browning. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Ikes Fork Freewill Baptist Church for 37 years.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by an infant sister, Rebecca Lynn, an infant brother, Danny Joe, a brother, Okey Browning and a nephew Kerry Browning.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 39 years, Teddy Riffe; children, Jeffery (Angie) Dunigon, Deidra “Dee” (Eric) Stewart, Tara Woods, and Leah Ann (Allen) Lane; grandchildren, Tyler (Caitlyn) Dunigon, Corey (Carly) Davis, Casey (Cheyenne) Davis, Chloe Davis and Remleigh Marie Lane; great granddaughters, Briella Ann Dunigon and Rosalie Ruth Colleen Dunigon; brothers Ora (Debbie) Browning and Jerry Dale (Myrna) Browning; sisters, Glenna (Ron) Dunigon, Linda (Bob) Cook, and Lorraine Lusk; special brother-in-law, Odis Riffe and special sister-in-law, Norma Jean Browning and a host of nieces and nephews she loved with all her heart.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1 o’clock with Reverend Homer Blankenship, Reverend Clyde Endicott, Reverend Jackie Jessie, and Reverend James Cline officiating at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV. Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery at Hanover, WV. Serving as pallbearers will be Tyler Dunigon, Casey Davis, Eric Stewart, Allen “Shorty” Lane, Kevin Smith, Robert Fuller, Grayson Hatfield and James Cline. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Cook, Ron Dunigan, Odis Riffe, Corey Davis and Larry Gerald Lester.
Friends may visit with the family Thursday evening, November 14, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chapel of Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV.
We give special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Carl Larson Cancer Center, the Rosenbaum House in Morgantown, WV, and especially to the staff at Raleigh General Hospital Critical Care unit.
Fanning Funeral Home in Iaeger, WV, is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com