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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 Methodist Church, 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 Department.

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, OH 45242.

 

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.

Funeral 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 Cemetery.

Robert ‘Bob’ Reynolds

 

NEWPORT — Robert “Bob” Reynolds, 69, of Newport died Friday (May 12, 2006) at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

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 hunting.

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.

NEW MATAMORAS - George H. Riggs, 85, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Thursday (June 26, 2008).

He 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 Fleming, Ohio.

In 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

Marietta Times, May 3, 2007

NEWPORT — 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 Methodist Church. 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 golfing.

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 United Methodist 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, Ohio 45768, or the M. S. Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 4460 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 236, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

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Lydia Greene Rea

August 12, 1904

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.

She 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 Hospital, Parkersburg.

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 Church.

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 Parkersburg.

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, WV 26102, or the charity of the donor’s choice.


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American Friend October 7, 1824

Died - At Newport, Washington County, Ohio, on the 29th of August, Mrs. Isabella Rowland, wife of Mr. John Rowland, aged 63 years 6 mos. and 25 days.

Mrs. Rowland, very early made a profession of religion, which through life she adorned by an unblemished life, and Godly conversation. As a wife, a mother, a friend and a neighbor, her memory will be embalmed by all those who had the privilege of enjoying the endearments which she gave to those sacred ties. Like Mary she took an humble seat at the feet of her Lord; and like her she did good while she had opportunity.

Her death was such as might be expected from such a life, having long since committed her soul her body, her family and her friends to the Lord, when dying time came she had nothing to do by to die. She had fought the good fight; she had kept the faith. She conversed of her departure, as an event rather to be desired than dreaded. She frequently desired those who were with her to engage in singing devotional hymns, sometimes selected the particular hymns; they had scarcely finished one of these according to her request, when she gave them notice of her immediate departure, and they had scarcely time to assemble and take the last adieu, when, without a struggle or a groan, she fell asleep in Jesus.

"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."

Jesus can make a dying bed,

feel soft as downy pillows are.

While on his breast I lean my head,

And breathe my life out sweetly there.

Died -At the same place [as his mother-in-law], on the 19th August, Mr. James Mullen, Son-in-law- of John Rowland, aged 27. He has left a widow, three small children and a large circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn his early and unexpected demise. He was an affectionate husband, and a tender father.

Marietta Register October 3, 1872

Robert Rowland died at his residence in Newport, Ohio, on Saturday morning, Sept. 27, 1872, aged 78 years and six months. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania; was born in Alleghany County; he came to Ohio in his boyhood day, and settled upon the farm where he died. In the year 1869, he made a profession of his faith in Christ, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church; he had been suffering with sickness for six years previous to his death; more than half of that time he was confined to the house, shut out from every enjoyment of active life; he was one if the most kind and faithful and devoted of fathers. When the shadow of death were forming around him, the features of his countenance seemed to smile in the comforts of heavenly hope. Jesus was with him in the trying hour, and leaning upon him, quietly and trustfully he went down into the dark valley. The home is desolate and lonely now; hearts are sad, yet saying. "Thy will be done!" While the vacant chair and stillness of the house tell us that he is gone at home with Jesus.

Unknown Marietta Paper

Death Claims R. H. Rowland

Washington county relatives of whom there are many in and about Marietta, Sand Hill and Newport, have received word of the death at Hutchinson, Kansas, on June 16th of Rufus H. Rowland, former Washington county man. His death followed an extended illness and funeral services and burial took place in Kansas on June 18th.

Mr. Rowland was born at the old Rowland homestead at Lower Newport on April 12, 1842, the youngest of a family of 10 children all of whom are dead with the exception of George W Rowland, of Sand Hill. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Lova Willons, Mrs. Kate Johnson and Mrs. Aura Bally, all of Hutchinson, Kansas. His wife, Lottie Rood Rowland, preceded him in death on December 18th, 1905,

At the out break of the Civil War, Mr. Rowland, then a mere boy, enlisted in the 92nd Ohio Volunteers as a drummer boy and he served with much credit throughout that struggle. In 1866 he was married to Miss Lottie Rood and they began housekeeping near the village of Cornerville, east of Marietta. In 1877 he and his wife and two daughters moved to Kansas, settling on a homestead claim near what is now the city of Hutchinson. There a third daughter was born, and there Mr. and Mrs. Rowland continued to round our their lives.

Since the death of his wife, Mr. Rowland had resided with his second daughter, Mrs. Kate Johnson, and for the past year and a half he had been an invalid, either bed-ridden or confined to a wheel chair.

Marietta Times September 13, 1917

Stroke Brings Sudden Death to a Veteran

While visiting at the home of Mrs. Abba Bragg, 307 Greene street, Thursday Morning, Mr. Daniel [sic. Samuel] Rowland of this city, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy and died instantly. He was on his way down town from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Smith, on Orchard Street, with whom he made his home and stopped at the Bragg home.

Mr. Rowland had been sitting on the porch and arose and passed into the house to get a drink. He had not been gone long when Mrs. Bragg heard a noise and hurrying into the house, she found the aged man lying on the floor of the dining room, dead.

Mr. Rowland was past 76 years of age and was born at Newport. He lived at his birthplace, bring engaged as a farmer until 15  years ago when he moved to Williamstown. Four years ago he came to this city, making his home with his son, Clayton D. Rowland, and then with his daughter, Mrs. Smith.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War and belonged to the G. A. R. His marriage to Mary Crandall occurred at Newport in 1869. The latter died 23 years ago. He is survived by his daughter and two sons; Mrs. Clara Smith and Clayton B. Rowland, of this city, and Homer Rowland of Tulsa Okla.

The remains were removed to the Fuller undertaking establishment to be prepared for burial. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made but services will be held at Newport.

Dorothy E. Riggs Marietta Times July 4, 2008

NEW MATAMORAS - Dorothy E. Riggs, 85, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Wednesday (July 2, 2008).

She is survived by 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; two sisters, Sue Rechsteiner and her husband, Bob of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Booth and her husband, Dean, of Newport, Ohio; one brother, Harry Yost Jr. of Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Riggs on June 26, 2008; two sisters, Bernice Hoff and Betty Murphy; and one brother, Millard Yost.

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 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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