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Tammy Ryff

August 11, 1960 — October 12, 2020

Tammy's life began on August 11, 1960 in Topeka, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Richard L. and Barbara (Davis) Reitz.  She attended college at Cloud County Community College.  Tammy worked as a pellet packer for the Hodgdon Powder Company for 18 years.  She was involved in Job's Daughters and Girl Scouting as a youngster.  Tammy was more than just a family person; she was passionate about her family.  Her world revolved around them and she adored her children and grandchildren.  Tammy loved to cook, and she loved to tent camp, as long as it was with her family. She also especially loved Halloween.  She is survived by her mother Barbara Reitz; children Travis (Mindy) Reitz, Dustin (Janna) Smith, Nichole Ryff-Pitts, Joshua (Carrie) Ryff, Matthew (Tara) Ryff and Makayla Forichette; 20 grandchildren; her siblings Rob ( Julie) Reitz, Ron (Brenda) Reitz, Crissy (Chad) Cook, Cory ( Jenn) Reitz and Heidi (Billy) Bush and multiple nieces and nephews.  Tammy passed away on October 12, 2020 at Herington Municipal Hospital.  She is preceded in death by her father Richard.  A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington is serving the family.  Memorial contributions in Tammy's name may be directed to Dickinson County Hospice.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Tammy at

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