VIENNA, W.Va. - Eva M. Riggs, 92, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away Monday (Nov. 16, 2009) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 8, 1917, to the late Everett M. and Ruby Grace McVey Sheppard in Wirt County, W.Va. She married Robert L. Riggs in 1935, who preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was employed and later retired from the Diamond Department Store. She was a member of the Wayside United Methodist Church of Vienna, W.Va., and enjoyed spending her time with the Mary Martha Fellowship Group of Wayside.
She is survived by her sons, Michael (Charlotte) Riggs of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Robert (Martha) Riggs of Marietta, Ga.; her daughters, Jane (Joe) Grimm and Kimberlee (Tom) Pethtel, both of Marietta; daughter-in-law, Barbara Riggs of Vienna, W.Va.; grandchildren, Debi Maynard, Pamela Riggs, Susan Bhati, Scott Cooper, Michael N. Riggs, Stephanie Anthony, Adam Riggs, and Tom Pethtel II; great-grandchildren, Alan and Kiah Maynard, Isabel Bhati, and Presley Brown; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Ronald Riggs; daughter-in-law, Julia Riggs; her stepfather, A.J. Sheppard; six sisters; and seven brothers.
Eva's family would like to thank Dr. Richard Hershey, Dr. Robert Anderson, and the staff of Marietta Memorial Hospital and Harmar Place of Marietta.
Funeral services will be held Friday (Nov. 20) at 11 a.m. at the Wayside United Methodist Church of Vienna with the Rev. Dr. Patrick Kerr and the Rev. Sandy Runnion officiating. Entombment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends on Thursday (Nov. 19, 2009) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va., and also half an hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wayside United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Mary Martha Fellowship. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lamberttatman.com.