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Patricia Riffel

Patricia "Pat" Riffel

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Patricia A. Riffel, 81, passed away Monday, March 2 in Salina KS.
She was born October 16, 1938 in Hillsboro KS, the daughter of Melvin and Dorothy (Hoffman) Klingberg. Growing up in the Tampa area, Pat attended Tampa grade school and Hope High School.
On December 2, 1962 she married Eldon A. Riffel in Hope, KS. They spent their married life at their home in rural Hope.
Pat had a great balance of family, faith and friends. She was highly involved in church activities and put God first in her life. She had a passion for music as she was a pianist for Ebenezer church. She also sang duets with Eldon and as well as chorale groups for many years throughout the community. She loved gardening, cooking, and sewing, and making memories with her children and grand-children. She worked in Herington Sale Barn Cafe and West Walnut Market in Herington where she was noted for her pie baking.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and son Kenneth Riffel.
Survivors include her loving husband Eldon of Hope, daughter-in-law Carla Riffel (Kenneth) of Hope, son Dr. Alan Wayne Lyne (Monica) of Ventura CA, son Robert Riffel of Wichita, daughter Susan Albrecht (Mark) of Bella Vista AR, son Cecil Riffel (Cynthia) of Hope, daughter Lorrie Adkins of Hope, son Scott Riffel (Amanda) of Haltom City TX, son Roger Riffel (Jenni) of Omaha NE, sister Marilynn Hostetter (Donnie) of Hope, sister Lynda Hice (Del) of Albany OR, 25 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Pat will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in rural Abilene with Pastor Jim Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third Street, Abilene, KS, 67410.
The family suggests memorial contributions in her memory be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service, at visitation on Friday, or sent in care of Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    Address
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 2:00pm

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We are thankful for the legacy that Pat leaves with her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! With deepest sympathy,
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Mark & Susan - We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you honor your Mom's life.
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Thank you for the beautiful and caring memories in my life. Love your niece and family, Delaine, Marion, Jennifer and Billy Henderson.
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