Mary “Stowe” Riddle

| January 31, 2015

8c6c9df08f4ce27bMary “Stowe” Riddle, 93, of Emlenton passed away January 29, 2015 at home.

Mary was born August 2, 1921 in Allegheny Township, Butler County, daughter of Orie H. Stowe and Isabell Blair Stowe. Mary was a 1939 graduate of Eau Claire High School.

She was married to Vivian Riddle for 33 years before his passing on December 10, 1975. Mary and her husband owned and operated Evergreen Farm having a herd of registered Jersey cattle. She was employed at Mellon Bank, Emlenton Branch, at the time of her retirement.

Mary was an active member of the Scrubgrass Stone Church. She was also an active member of the Scrubgrass Grange and the Scrubgrass Senior Center until her heath no longer permitted it. She was a 4-H Leader for 21 years and was a past member of the Venango County Agriculture Extension Advisory Committee. She was a strong supporter of the Venango County Fair and was known for her Angel Food Cake and Floral entries. Mary loved to quilt and made many beautiful quilts for family and until recently quilted weekly with the Stone Church Quilters. She was also a past member of the Emlenton Eastern Star.

Surviving are her children Beverly Gruber of New Tripoli, Barbara Gross and husband Glenn of Emlenton and Harold Riddle and fiancé Mary Mitchell of Emlenton, grandchildren Clay Snyder and his wife Linda of GA, Brett Snyder and his wife Jessica of Maryland, Gretchen Kralj and her husband Rick of Emlenton, Gary Gross and his wife Christina of Wattsburg and 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister Dorothy Buchanan of Pittsburgh a sister-in-law Georgia Riddle of Nevada and a sister-in-law Nancy Stowe of Eau Claire.

She was proceeded by her parents, husband, a son in law Henry Gruber, two brothers Edward and James Stowe and a sister Gladys Groom.

The family will receive friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home Saturday January 31, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home at 2:00 pm on Sunday February 1, 2015 Pastor Denny Barger officiating. Interment will take place at the Scrubgrass Stone Church Cemetery.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Scrubgrass Stone Church in care of the church’s treasury Marlene McNany 106 Quick Lane Emlenton PA 16373, or the Venango County Fair, 867 Old Mercer Road Franklin PA 16323.


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