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Dorothy Marilyn (Clark) "Possum" Riddle

September 15, 1928 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Dorothy Marilyn (Clark) "Possum" Riddle Obituary


     Dorothy Marilyn (Clark) “Possum” Riddle, 95, of Londonderry, passed peacefully at her son’s home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:11 p.m.

     She was born September 15, 1928, in Vinton County, Ohio, to the late Fred and Edith (Graves) Clark.  The “baby” of eleven children. 

     She graduated early from Allensville High School.  Marilyn met the love of her life in a wheat field on her Daddy’s farm when the good-looking boy from Londonderry who came to help his daddy thrash their wheat.  She was then married to Robert L. Riddle on December 30, 1950. 

     She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. Riddle, Randy E. and Kimala D. (Carroll) Riddle and Rex A. Riddle and his girlfriend, Rhonda F. Landrum, all of Londonderry; four grandchildren, Stephanie D. Riddle, Randall N. Riddle, Amber M. (Michael S.) Pinkerton, Robert “Bobby” U. Riddle; a step granddaughter, Teresa R. Bennett; six great grandchildren, Miranda K. Riddle, Layne C. French, Haley N. Riddle, Remington N. Riddle, Blake M. Carrico, and Ava M. Carrico; many, many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Aramis Gibson. 

     She was predeceased by her parents, husband, infant son, daughter-in-law Connie G. (Adams) Riddle; seven brothers, Glenn Clark, Donald (Edith) Clark, Homer (Bernice) Clark, Herbert (Mary) Clark, Ralph (Genivive) Clark, Alva (Dorothy) Clark, John (Jane) Clark; three sisters, Esculine (Kermit) Ward, Marjorie (Dale) Kinney, and Virgie (Everett) Burt; and a special nephew who was like a brother, Raymond (Patty) Clark.

     Marilyn was a member of Vigo Baptist Church where she played piano for over forty years.  She was a homemaker who also sold Tupperware, worked at the US Shoe Factory and for many years was a poll worker who was always there with a smile to help you vote.  Most of all she was a woman of faith who loved and served the Lord her whole life.  She gave all she had at being the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend she could be.  She was a blessing to her family, friends, and community and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. 

     Her family thanks Adena Hospice for the wonderful and loving care.  Jen, Carrie, Vickie, Carla, and Kelly you girls went over and beyond and treated Marilyn like she was your own Grandma.  You are truly angels and are deeply appreciated and loved. 

     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Chuck Ramsey officiating.  She will be laid to rest beside her husband and infant son in Londonderry Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. 

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January 22, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
121 W. Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Funeral Service
January 23, 2024

1:00 PM
121 W. Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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