Verla Jane (Hopkins) Riefstahl

Born: Mon., Feb. 19, 1934
Died: Tue., Jul. 3, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 07, 2018
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home


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Verla Jane Hopkins Riefstahl, age 84, of North East died on Tuesday July 3, 2018 at Ball Pavilion.

She was born on Feb. 19, 1934 in Stateline, PA to the late Lee B. and Iva Jane Alday Hopkins.

Verla had previously worked as a home care worker for several years, attended Praise Cathedral Church of God in North East and former member of Greenfield Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald T. Riefstahl (Feb. 8, 2009); brothers Ross Hopkins, Russell Hopkins and Merle Hopkins; sister, Ada Douglas.

Verla is survived by her sons, Thomas E. Riefstahl (Joy) of North Carolina, Edward L. Reifstahl (Clover) of North East, Howard N. Riefstahl (Melanie) of North East; daughters, Kathleen J. Pasquale (Jeffrey) of North East and Marcie Packard (Jonathan) of North Carolina; sister, Mabel Tuston of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, JoAnn Wiggers of Clymer, NY; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 and are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.  Officiating Pastor Michael Grove.  Interment North East Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Rd., North East, PA 16428.  Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.

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Paul Dunham
   Posted Thu July 05, 2018

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by In loving memory of our Dear Aunt Verla, from Beverly and Joanne's children: Doug, Paul, Debbie, Stephen, Lee and their families. Prayers and love for our cousins and families..

In loving memory of our Dear Aunt Verla, from Beverly and Joanne's children: Doug, Paul, Debbie, Stephen, Lee and their families. Prayers and love for our cousins and families.


Rosetta (Wiggers) Rhodes
   Posted Fri July 06, 2018
Saying a prayer for all my Riefstahl cousins. Many good memories of my Aunt Verla and how she made me feel like I was one of her own. She was very artistic and her birthdays cakes were the best. I spent many of my childhood summer time being invited to sleep overs at Kathy and Marcie's house lots of fun and many, many good memories.




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