E. Colleen Riggs
Parkersburg News and Sentinel, April 15, 2006
E. Colleen (Harding) Riggs, 71, of Newport, Ohio,
died April 13, 2006,
at 8:12 p.m. at the
Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Pleasants County, W.Va.,
a daughter of the late Lawrence E. and Edith (McFarland) Harding.
Mrs. Riggs was a graduate of St.
Marys High School Class of 1953, was a member of the Newport United
where she taught Sunday School and held various positions in the church through
out the years. She was past president of the Helping Hands Women’s Group of the
church. She was a past member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Newport Fire
Mrs. Riggs is survived by her husband, Paul D. Riggs, whom she married Nov. 21,
1954; two sons, Ralph D. Riggs and his wife, Tammy, of New Haven, W.Va., Jason
M. Riggs and his wife, Taffy, of Reno, Ohio; two daughters, Karen Riggs of
Marietta, Sally E. Trifiletti and her husband, Joseph, of Conway Springs, Kans.
Seven grandchildren, Meredith and Scott Riggs of New Haven, W.Va., Nicholas ,
Anthony and Carrie Trifiletti of Conaway Springs, Kans., Jasmine and Hannah
Riggs of Reno, Ohio; two brothers, Dwight E. Harding and his wife, Marilyn, of
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Darrell E. Harding and his wife, Donna, of St.
Marys; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia A and David Riggs of Newport;
and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by one sister and brother-in-law, Edie and Doug Taylor, and Sister-in-law
Mary Margaret (Riggs) Hoff and brother-in-law, Edwin “Bud” Hoff,” and her
in-laws Homer and Carrie E. (Matheny) Riggs.
Services will be held Monday, April 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. Monday at the Newport United Methodist
Church with Pastor David
Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m.
Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from Noon until 1 p.m. Monday
at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Arthritis Foundation, Central
Ohio Chapter, 3740 Ridge Mill Dr.,
Hilliard, OH 43026, or the National MS Society,
Ohio Valley Chapter, 4460 Lake
Forest Dr., Suite 236, Cincinnati,
Lula M. Rinard
Lula May Rinard, 98, of Route 2
Rinard Mills, died April 30 at her residence.
She was born at Rinard Mills, a
daughter of the late Lafayette and Sara Margaret Newell Cline. She was a member
of the Mount Vernon Christian Union Church.
She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Denzil G. and Mable Dillon Rinard of Rinard Mills; five grandsons;
12 great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; one sister, Lena Long of
Marietta and one brother, Clarence V. Cline of Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Forest Rinard; three brothers, an infant brother and David T. Cline
and Oscar O. Cline.
services will be held 1 p.m.
Saturday at the McClure- Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with the Rev. Phil Zaayer
officiating. Burial will follow in the Rinard Mills
Robert ‘Bob’ Reynolds
NEWPORT — Robert “Bob” Reynolds,
69, of Newport died Friday (May 12, 2006) at St. Joseph’s Hospital,
He was born June 27, 1936, at Kent,
Ohio, a son of the late Bernard
Otho and Margaret Gladys Felter Reynolds. He had attended the Deucher Baptist
Church, and was retired
from the American Cyanamid in December of 1996, where he had been a welder. He
was a member of the American Legion Post 64, Marietta, and was a former member of the
Moose and the Masons. His hobbies included woodworking, reading, fishing, and
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Doris Cunningham Reynolds; three
daughters, Sherry Taylor and her husband, David, of St. Marys, W.Va., Terri
Rick and her husband, Darwin, of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Barbara Schenkel and
her husband, Stuart, of Bolivar, Ohio; four grandchildren, David Taylor Jr.,
Killashandra Rick, Bruce Schenkel, and Crystal Rick; three brothers, Bernie
Reynolds of Williamstown, Roger Reynolds of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Joe
Reynolds of New Matamoras, Ohio; and two nieces and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
MATAMORAS - George H. Riggs, 85, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Thursday (June 26, 2008).
is survived by his wife, Dorothy Yost Riggs; two sons, Joe Riggs and his wife,
Nancy, of Marietta, and Roger Riggs and his wife, Susie, of Lucasville, Ohio;
one grandson, Michael Riggs of London, Ohio; and one sister, Addie Fields of
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Scott Riggs.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the German Cemetery,
Washington County, Ohio. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Paul D. Riggs
Times, May 3, 2007
— Paul D. Riggs, 75, of Newport
passed away at 12:39 p.m.
Monday (April 30, 2007)
at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1932,
in Marietta, a
son of the late Homer S. and Carrie (Matheny) Riggs.
Mr. Riggs was a graduate of Newport High School Class of 1951. He entered the
United States Navy, serving four years aboard the Destroyer, U.S.S. Ingerham
during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Newport United
He retired from Union Carbide Corporation at Long Reach, W.Va., after 361/2 years. Paul was very
active in the Newport
community. He was a charter member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department,
serving as past assistant fire chief, and enjoyed working every Monday night at
their bingo fund raiser. He helped established the Newport Water and Sewer
System where he held both president and vice-president positions. He had
coached Little League and Pony League baseball teams for a total of six years,
and served two years as commissioner of the St. Marys-Newport Area Little
League. He also was a member of the VFW. His hobbies included gardening and
On Nov. 21, 1954,
he married E. Colleen (Harding) Riggs, who preceded him in death on April 13, 2006.
He is survived by two sons, Ralph D. Riggs and his wife, Tammy, of New Haven,
W.Va., and Jason M. Riggs and his wife, Taffy, of Reno, Ohio; two daughters,
Karen L. Riggs of Marietta, and Sally E. Trifiletti and her husband, Joe, of
Conway Springs, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Meredith and Scott Riggs of New
Haven, W.Va., Nicholas, Anthony, and Carrie Trifiletti of Conway Springs, Kan.,
and Jasmine and Hannah Riggs of Reno, Ohio; one sister, Patricia A. Riggs and
her husband, David, of Newport; two brothers-in-law, Darrell Harding and his
wife, Donna, of St. Marys, W.Va., and Dwight Harding and his wife, Marilyn, of
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and
brother-in-law, Mary Margaret and Edwin “Bud” Hoff; sister-in-law and
brother-in-law, Edie (Harding) and Douglas J. Taylor; and his in-laws, Edith
(McFarland) and Lawrence Harding.
Services will be held at 1 p.m.
Friday at the Newport
Church, Newport, Ohio.
Interment will follow in the Newport
Cemetery with military
graveside services. Friends may call from 4
to 9 p.m. Thursday at the
Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys,
W.Va., and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Newport Fire Department, P. O. Box 188, Newport,
or the M. S. Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4460 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 236,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
Lydia Greene Rea
Lydia Greene was born September 26, 1852 on the
John Greene farm, midway between Milltown and the Ohio
River. At the age of 16 she entered the Pittsburg Female
College graduating June 19, 1872. She taught
four years in that college.
married Marsellair Rea July
6, 1876. They had three children: Alice, Garnet, and Samuel. She had two brothers,
Gordon and Joseph Greene, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph McElHinney.
E. Marie Riggs
E. Marie Riggs, 93, of Arabian Drive, Parkersburg,
died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at St. Joseph’s
She was born Nov. 7, 1912, at Archers Fork, Washington County,
a daughter of the late Moses G. and Hazel Hopple Edgar. She had attended the
public schools in Newport and was a member of
the Newport United Methodist
On Oct. 13, 1938, she was married to James Howard Riggs, who passed away on
July 17, 1952.
She is survived by one daughter, Marlene Cooper and her husband, Arthur; two
granddaughters, Melissa Defibaugh and her husband, Steve, and Lisa Cooper
Wilkinson and her husband, Ken; and one great-grandson, Shawn Defibaugh, all of
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral
Home, Marietta, with interment in East Lawn
Memorial Park. The Rev.
James Riggs will officiate. Friends may call until the hour of services today
at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 1445, Parkersburg,
or the charity of the donor’s choice.