Riggs, Ruth

Ruth I. Riggs, 96, formerly of Pittsford, Mich., and Lambertville, Mich., died Nov. 23, 2009, at Kingston Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio.

She was born May 16, 1913, in Defiance County, Ohio, the daughter of Orville and Dessie (Moore) Weisz. She married George Riggs on April 6, 1940, in Wauseon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1989.

Ruth graduated from Defiance High School in 1930, and earned an associates degree in Teaching from Bowling Green State University. She retired from Fayette Schools in 1972, after more than 30 years of teaching. She was a member of Betzer Community Church.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Shirley (and Larry) Lafler of St. Cloud, Minn.; two grandchildren, Peter (and Christine) of Rochester, Minn., and Sara (and Jerry) Stiedaman of Chicago, Ill.; and one brother-in-law, Norman Riggs of West Unity, Ohio.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kathleen Beardslee; two sisters, Florence Lane and Wilma Reganall; and two brothers, Donald and Robert Weisz.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Nov. 30, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson with Kim Repp officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Ransom Township, Mich. Visitation is scheduled from noon until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Betzer Community Church.