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Marie "Ria" Worley Giorgios

June 8, 1935 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 82)

Marie “Ria” Ida Kaiser Worley Giorgios, 82 year old German American Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and Dear Friend passed into the arms of the Lord on October 11, 2017, in the home of her son Kenny.


Ria was born in Lich,Germany on June 8,1935 to Otto Kaiser and Elisabethe Klein Kaiser. She was a fiery child and the eldest of 3 girls. Ria is survived by sisters, Helga Helton of Princeton, WV, Ilse Hossfeldt and husband Gerhard of Gieben,Germany


Ria met husband Frank Worley in 1954, while he was stationed in Germany as an United States Army Solider during the Korean War. After marrying in 1955, they traveled to Frank’s parent’s home in Bolt, WV in 1956. The two made their home in Oceana, WV where they welcomed 3 children; 2 sons and a daughter; Ralph Edward Worley and wife Johnette of Chesterfield,Virginia, Kenny Worley and wife Melissa of Rural Hall, NC, Belinda Worley Cousin and husband Chris of Rural Hall,NC; Grandchildren, Christina Marie McNeely Holyfield and husband Danny of Cary,NC, Chadd Edward Worley of Beckley,WV, Alex Levan and wife Megan of Fruita,Colorado, Jeni  Marie Levan of Grand Junction, Colorado, Zackary Kenneth Worley and wife Trisha of Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Jacob Kenneth Worley of  Army Base Fort Carson,Colorado, and  Isaac Kenneth Worley of Rural Hall,NC; Great Grandchildren; Courtney Elizabeth Converse and husband Joey of  Loris,South Carolina, Ariel Worley of Ripley,WV, Austin Worley of Lester, WV, Cheyenne Nicole Worley of Crab Orchard, WV, and Emily Ann and Micheal Levan of Fruita,Colorado.


Ria and Frank were married for 26 years before divorcing. She made her home in Clearwater and Palm Habor, Flordia before moving to Rural Hall, NC with her son Kenny due to her health.


She was known for her thick German accent, German cooking, and commanding nature. “Do you hear me?!” was a common question in the household.  Ria was a beautiful lady, her red hair and great sense of style always shined! She was always unselfishly giving and had a gift to give to everyone. A florist by trade, she had the great gift of design and decoration. Not only did she love making arrangements for her family and friends, but for her church as well. Ozona Community Church in Ozona, FL still use and cherish her arrangements today. Ria’s life most of all, was about her family. Not only was she a caring and loving sister, Ria was a loving, praying, mother. She was always giving what she had to her children.  She made it a priority to spoil her grandchildren with “Nana’s care packages” on birthdays and holidays, filled with German toys and treats. Ria might have only been 5ft tall, but she had so much love to give.  Her love and guidance did not end with her children and grandchildren, but carried on to sons and daughters in law. She loved the Lord. As she got sicker, her walk with the lord got stronger and stronger. She is with him now, walking on the streets of gold, with no pain, surrounded by the by her loved ones that went before her. She is at peace with Jesus - where she wanted to be.


A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Huff Funeral Home 212 E. Main Street, East Bend, NC 27018 with Pastor David Frankenfield officiating. The family would like to express their appreciation for the staff at Hospice for all they did for their mother. Ria’s favorite flowers were yellow roses.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 21, 2017

2:00 PM
Huff Funeral Home Chapel
212 E. Main Street
East Bend, North Carolina 27018

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