Rispie Elizabeth (Wilson) Riffe, 83 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., entered into the gates of Heaven on Sunday, June 26, 2022. She was born July 3, 1938, in Weaubleau, Mo., to Charles Elson Wilson and Eva Jane (Lightle) Wilson. She was united in marriage on June 16, 1956, in Weaubleau, Mo. to Curtis Riffe.
Rispie graduated from Weaubleau High School in 1956.
She was a member of the Assemblies of God and as of recent was attending online at Journey Church International. Rispie was always an active member in her church and a faithful follower of her Lord Jesus Christ until the day of her passing.
Rispie was a homemaker while her children were young. She began to sell Avon in 1970 and sold for 20+ years. She was ranked one of the top three sales representatives in her district and also made the Presidents Club for a number of years. Once her children were school age, Rispie began working at Western Missouri Radiology until she retired in 1989.
Rispie was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone wherever she went. She had a great testimony that she was always willing to share and loved talking about God. Rispie will be missed by all that knew her.
Rispie is survived by her husband of 66 years, Curtis Riffe; two children, son, Paul (Dawn) Riffe, Greenwood, MO and daughter, Janise Riffe, Lee’s Summit, MO; four grandchildren, Whitney (Tim) Warner, Spencer (Kaitlyn) Riffe, Kristin (Michael) Scott and Taylor Riffe; six great-grandchildren, Brody Amelia, Remington, Thea, Jameson, and Marley; four sisters, Laura (Ed) Owens, Fran (George) Crew, Joyce Brandenburg and Janey (Allen) Chase and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Albert Gene Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Roger Wilson.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Journey Church International, 1601 MO-150, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Journey Church International.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Journey Impact Center, 1601 MO-150, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.