Mattie "Dot" L. Newhard, 92, formerly of North Kingsville, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2012) at Heartland of Marietta in Marietta, Ohio. She was born Feb. 27, 1920 in Hillsboro, Mississippi the daughter of Robert and Minnie (Sudduth) Rigby and has lived most of her life in North Kingsville.
She had taught school in Mississippi before moving to Ohio and then had substitute taught at the North Kingsville School. She was a playground aide at North Kingsville School for 25 years. She had been a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years. She had enjoyed flower gardening.
Surviving her are two daughters, Mary "Betsy" Hupp of Marietta and Nancy Brown of Columbus; four grandchildren, Michael Walker, Brian Walker, Leah Etherington and Aaron Brown; and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Odis Newhard in 2007; four brothers, Lamar Rigby, Angus Rigby, Earl Rigby and Paul Rigby; and by a sister, Mary Wallace.
Graveside services will be today (Sept, 10) at 2 p.m. in Eastlake Cemetery, Route 193, North Kingsville, with the Rev. Shane Nanney of the Eastside Presbyterian Church officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Rd., Kingsville, Ohio, 44048.
The Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 West prospect Rd., Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. Guest book and obituary at fleming-billman.com.