Frieda Caroline Riebel, age 72 of West Jefferson went to be with Jesus on April 24, 2022. She was born June 15,1949 and resided in West Jefferson most of her life. She graduated from West Jefferson High School in 1967. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Rome.
Prior to retirement, she was a nurse at The Ohio State University Hospital in the Sleep Lab and Dodd Hall for 25 years. She was then employed at the West Jefferson Tax Department.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emery and Myrtle Riebel, her brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Kathy Riebel, her brother, Raymond Riebel, and her niece Mandi Highfield.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Diana Riebel (widow of Raymond) of Galloway, . Nephews and Nieces, Philip (Patty) Riebel of Galloway, Michael (Nancy) Riebel of Powell, Mindy (Randy) Ramey of West Jefferson, Heidi (Joey) Wise, Whitehall; Great nieces and nephews, Brittany (Clifton) Hostettler, West Jefferson, Zachary (Lachelle) Riebel, Columbus, Joshua (Jazmine) Phillips, Eugene, OR, Ian McKenzie, West Jefferson, Nikk (Allexis) Wise, N. C, Eric and Raquel Riebel of Powell; Great nephew Brantley Wise and Great niece, Winter Riebel and numerous cousins. She also leaves behind her lifelong friend, Peg Greenwood, and wonderful neighbors, Neil, and Melissa Gardner and family.
She was a very giving person. She was known for making afghans for wedding gifts and new babies and other occasions and those that received her fudge, caramel corn and other goodies felt special. These gifts were not limited to family – her doctors and many friends also received them. She loved doing for others. She was a familiar face around West Jeff and was well liked by many. She will be missed.
A service will be held at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home at 1355 West Main Street, West Jefferson, OH 43162 on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Visitation will be at 6 p.m. and the funeral service will follow an hour later at 7 p.m.
If you wish to contribute in her memory, please donate to the Diabetes Foundation or a favorite charity of your choice.