LaMoyne A. Riffel, 92, of Manhattan, died Monday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.
The family provided some of the following information.
She was born June 4, 1921, in White City. She was the daughter of William G. Frohn and Julia A. Kniebel. She grew up on a farm west of White City and attended District No. 10 Baxter School, St. John’s Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1939.
She was united in marriage to Emery J. Riffel on Nov. 15, 1942. Emery served in the U.S. Army for 20 years; they lived in several different states and in Germany. They moved to Manhattan in 1958 and she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture; retiring after 21 years.
She was an active member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school. Other activities included PTA, Den Mother for Brownies, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.
She valued her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her family heritage and her friendships. She supported the KSU Alumni Association, the KSU Foundation and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed 5 o’clock, traveling, KSU basketball and football games.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Emery; her daughter, Jalaine A. White and companion, Merle Miller.
Survivors include a son, Gwyn E. Riffel and his wife, Gina, of Manhattan; a daughter, Lynne J. Lundberg and her husband, Jim, of Manhattan; grandchildren, Heather (Rob) Rogers, Jeff (Lindsay) White, Jami (Chris) Cole, Tara (Justin) Shelton, Brannan (Jill) Riffel, Alanna (Josh) Vinyard, Drew (Tessie) Riffel, Brent (Elizabeth Hicks) Riffel, Chloe Riffel and Megan (Shane) Lamb; 17 great-grandchildren; and companion, Leland Moshier.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 330 Sunset Avenue in Manhattan, with the Rev. Michael J. Schmidt officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.irvinparkview.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Foundation, the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research - KSU, or the Good Shepherd Hospice House.