Brenda Lee Riffle

SEARS — Brenda Lee Riffle, 42, of Sears, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, with her loving sister at her side and her beloved brother and sister-in-law in transit.

She was born on Jan. 9,1969, in Flint, to Robert and Charlotte (Taber) Riffle. She was raised in Barryton, where she attended Chippewa Hills Schools. In 1993, she moved to Sears, where she enjoyed living in the country, playing cards and board games with her loving and supportive extended family and raising her two children. Brenda also enjoyed watching “Scooby-Doo” movies with her dog, Scooter.

She is survived by her mother, Charlotte Gray of Sears; father, Robert (Betty) Riffle of Traverse City; her children, Stephanie Flowers and Corey McElroy, both of Sears; siblings, Charlie Riffle (Scott Britton) of Sears and twin brother, Robert (Siobhan) Riffle of Westland; nieces, Brianne, Erin and Bridget Riffle; and nephews, Jared and Shane Riffle.

A celebration of life will be held at Riverside Park in Evart, when the weather is appropriate.

The family is asking family and friends to share a memory of Brenda at www.lifestorynet.com. The family would like to give a special thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital and Hospice of Michigan for all their care.