‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees

Celebration of Life

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Thursday November 19th, 2020

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Marilyn's visitation.

Marilyn Riddle



Marilyn Effler Riddle, age 66, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville.


She was born on November 12, 1954 in McDowell County to the late Cecil Effler and Linnie Grindstaff Effler.


Marilyn’s family was her world, and she had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She was loved by all and never met a stranger. Marilyn, who enjoyed crocheting and collecting angels, will be remembered as a compassionate and giving person.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Vernon Riddle, Sr.; and five siblings, Betty Thompson, Dean Effler, Lawrence Effler, Roy Lee Effler, McArther Effler.


She is survived by her companion, Gary “Charles” Carter; two children, Katherine Schoenen and Jamie Bryant (David); two grandchildren, William and Adam Bryant; and four sisters, Nelma Justice, Louise Orr, Carol Allen, and Sue Carnes.


A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.  





To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Marilyn Riddle, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Riddle

Jamie Dec 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Riddle

Anita Justice Wages Nov 25 2020 12:00 AM

Mom, there isn't a day go by I don't miss you. You were always there for me to either wipe the tears or laugh at my silliness. I will always love you. See you soon.

Jamie Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

I sure will miss talking with you your visits I know you are in Heaven I will join you when God says come home until then enjoy the babies I know you and Mom Dad Dean Betty Lawrence Bob all the others are rejoicing with Jesus Love you sister miss you always

Louise Orr Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

I love you always miss you always but will be with you again in Heaven

Louise Orr Nov 19 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Riddle

Debbie Parker Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss of Marilyn. I mostly remember her as a sweet young child in your close-knit family. I pray for God's comfort as you all grieve her loss!

Judi Dalton Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, Jamie, please know that I love you both. and you are in my prayers. There is not one thing I can say that will take away the hurt, I wish there was. Just remember she is in her saviors arms and there is no better place. She talked a lot in the last few months about Jesus, I feel she had a longing to go. I'm here if you need me, and I love you both.

Betty Radford Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Riddle

Barbara Roland Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

Love you Marilyn. Know that you are missed but I will see you in Heaven. Cant wait to get there and share the glories of Heaven with you. Love you!

Nelma Justice Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

Show More Entries