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Norma Jean Riffe

Norma Jean Riffe
  • July 13, 1937 - August 1, 2017
  • South Charleston, West Virginia

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“SS Sister,SHBC Senior group traveler we will miss Jean so much. She is Heaven Bound. Family sorry for your loss. We got lots of updates on you guys...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bobbi Siemiaczko - Spring Hill Mt

“Jean was my Sunday School sister,have missed her in classes with us. She is Heaven bound now what a blessing to know this. bobbi ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Siemiaczko Spring Hill Mt

“Dear Cathy, i am so sorry for your lost. What a great lady.. I remember when we went to Lousie's and laughed all the way there. what a great day and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Olson - Family Friend

“To all of Jean's family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We attended SHBC with her for many years and thought highly of Jean and...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Chittum - Rome, GA - Friend

“Jean was a wonderful friend, we had so many wonderful times in High School, the last time I saw her was at our 60th. Class reunion, the last time I...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Freda Raines Dorsey - Lithia, FL

“I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was like my second mother growing up in Kenna drive she was a wonderful lady my prayers are with all of...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dawn Billanti - Fort mill sc

“So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers for you and the family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Terri Farrell - Mint Hill, NC

“Jean was a beautiful person and the mother of classmates of my daughters in SC schools. It was always a pleasure to see her when visiting back home. ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Patsy Baughman - Winston Salem, NC

“From growing up in Kenna Homes to attending school with Becky from 1st grade to graduation, to working with you at the Community Center, to visiting...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Ivan Fraser - Goodlettsville, TN

“to a very special friend and co-worker ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: annette hancock - cross lanes, WV

“Jean was a very special friend and co-worker I will miss her dearly, my thoughts and prayers are with her family, love you jean for ever ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: annette hancock - cross lanes, WV


Norma Jean Riffe, 80, of South Charleston, passed away on August 1, 2017.
She was born to the late William "Bill" and Ruby Catherine Meadows Hartley in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a 1955 graduate of South Charleston High School. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church since 1961. She served as the Vacation Bible School Director, was the Chairman of Deaconess' and a substitute teacher in Mary Martha Sunday School class all of which she served for many years. She was also a long-time leader of the Pioneer Girls. She retired as Director of the South Charleston Community Center, and continued working at the South Charleston Sanitary Board.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Franklin Delano Riffe; identical twin sister Lenora Louise Riffe.
Jean is survived by her children, Cathy Shriver and husband Ted of Pinch, Becky Bowman of Nags Head, NC, Libby Blake and husband Mike of South Charleston, Dennie Riffe and companion Sandra Childress of South Charleston. Also surviving are grandchildren, Joshua Shriver and wife Candi, Megan Bowman, George Bowman, Jr., Justin Bowman, Aaron Bowman, and Michael Blake; great grandchildren, Dorothy-Jean Catherine, Daniel Stokes, Myrissa Jane, and Frederick Pernelle; sister-in-law, Sue Riffe; several nieces and nephews.
A service to Honor the Life of Jean will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 5, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston with Pastor Dean Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. Family and friends may visit two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the National Kidney Foundation, Room 800, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10157-0420 or www.kidney.org,
Memories of Jean may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.