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Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Hunt Riddle

December 7, 1924September 7, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Hunt Riddle, 95, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2020, after a brief illness.

Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Betty is predeceased by her loving husband, Tilman Rudolph "Rudy" Riddle; her parents, William Oliver and Alma Guthrie Hunt; and her sisters, Arlene Fallaw and Wilda Leach.

She leaves behind her children, Karen Riddle Rigney of Virginia Beach, Patricia Riddle "Patsy" Tudor of Manakin Sabot, and William "Bill" Riddle of Richmond. Betty was also the proud grandmother of six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was born in Halifax County, Virginia, on December 7, 1924, and grew up in Nathalie, where her parents owned the general store. She and her sisters, the "Hunt Girls," enjoyed the store's many benefits during rationing in WWII.

She attended Longwood State Teachers' College and later graduated from Johnston-Willis Nursing School in 1946 with an RN degree. She worked at Johnston-Willis Hospital before marrying Rudy. They were happily married for 65 years and enjoyed domestic and overseas travel and family outings.

Throughout her life, she was interested in arts, crafts, reading and gardening. She was a member of the Northam Garden Club and often won blue ribbons and awards for her creative flower arrangements. She and Rudy were also longtime members of Ridge Baptist Church and cherished their church family. Betty lived an active and independent life, and until earlier this year, was still driving herself to the grocery store, church and hair appointments.

A funeral service will be held at Ridge Baptist Church on Friday, September 11 at 2pm. Interment will follow at Westhampton Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Ridge Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

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  • Betty is predeceased by her loving husband, Tilman Rudolph "Rudy" Riddle; her parents, William Oliver and Alma Guthrie Hunt; and her sisters, Arlene Fallaw and Wilda Leach.
    She leaves behind her children, Karen Riddle Rigney of Virginia Beach, Patricia Riddle "Patsy" Tudor of Manakin Sabot, and William "Bill" Riddle of Richmond. Betty was also the proud grandmother of six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 11, 2020

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Liz (Northern) Via

September 11, 2020

Patsy, Karen, and Bill,
Sorry I'm unable to be there for the service, but glad you have enjoyed a long and loving time with your mother.
I have fond memories of your mom and dad from when I visited your home many times during Patsy's and my teen years. I have often reflected on an observation your mom made to me once regarding overuse of compliments. Her candid yet gentle guidance in this has served me well. I remain grateful.
Sending warm thoughts and hugs your way.
Liz (Northern) Via

Margaret Seim

September 10, 2020

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful person and wonderful neighbor.

Polk M. Jr & Joan Neal

September 10, 2020


Patsy - You are so fortunate to have had such a wonderful person in you life for so very long. Please know that Joan's and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Lots of love,

Joan and Pem

Shannon Malbon

September 9, 2020

To Karen, ("Maw") Beth, "Abbo", "EM" and the entire Riddle family, my heart goes out to all of you. Losing someone is never easy, but losing a mother, and dear grandmother is always a bit harder to take. I am so sorry for your sad news but I know the funny stories and grand memories you have will last a lifetime.
Though I didn't really know your mom very well, I feel particularly lucky and a bit selfish because without your her, I wouldn't have you. For that I am grateful.
To all Betty's family and dear friends, keep a watch out for her signs... they are there if you look closely. They'll make smile. God bless. xx oo.

Lynn Nicholson

September 9, 2020

Dearest Karen and Family,
May God surround you with His love and comfort at this difficult time. Your mother was a wonderful woman as is evident in her beautiful family. Karen, you were a devoted daughter, and I know she had to have loved your weekly visits from Va Beach. May God tenderly replace your grief with loving memories.
Condolences and love to you and your loved ones❤️✝️
Lynn Nicholson

Tom and Judy Fernald

September 9, 2020

Our love and prayers are with you at this sad time. We loved Mrs. Riddle so much. She was such an important member of Ridge church. She and Mr. Riddle were friends to all. May God comfort you with HIs grace, love, and peace. In Christian Love, Judy and Tom Fernald

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