Marion A. Riggs, 87, of Romar Drive, Hermitage, Pa., died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Sharon Regional Hospital.
She was born April 11, 1925 in West Middlesex, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Susan Williams Risher. She graduated with honors from West Middlesex High School in 1943 and was a member of West Middlesex United Methodist Church. She resided in Warren, Pa. for 30 years and worked at Warren City Bus Lines during World War II and then at Warren National Bank as a keypunch computer operator. She was last employed as a nurses aide in several nursing homes.
She is survived by her husband, Duane Lee Riggs, whom she married on Jan. 1, 1977; a daughter, Linda Loomis Dies (husband Rick) of Warren; two sons, Larry Loomis (wife Sarellen) of Livingston, Texas, and Jeffery Loomis (companion Brenda Dominey) of Lakewood, N.Y.; a stepson, Duane Lee Riggs III (wife Lenel) of Houston, Texas; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth A. "Beth" Hancock (husband David) of Livingston, Texas; and a sister, Susanna Lester of Hermitage, Pa. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Scott (Jenna) Loomis, White Hall, Md.; Brady "Chip" Loomis, Denver, Colo.; Trisha (Mike) Nieman, Bluffton, Ohio; Natalie (Justin) Rosemier, Painesville, Ohio; Molly Dies, Warren, Pa.; Jason (Diane) Loomis, Highland Mills, N.Y.; Racquel Loomis (Tony Cruz), Cranston, R.I.; two stepgrandchildren, Cody Riggs, Houston, Texas; and Christie (Brian) Jones, Livingston, Texas; and eight greatgrandchildren, Megan and Jamie Loomis, Macie and Hannah Nieman, Wyatt and Sofia Rosemier, Sydney Loomis and Devin Cruz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Risher and infant Peter Risher; and two sisters, Sara Grundy and Shirley Hackbarth.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Smith Funeral Home, West Middlesex, Pa., with Rev. Sung S. Chung, pastor of West Middlesex United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Pa.
The family suggests memorials to the West Middlesex United Methodist Church or Hospice of Warren County.