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Beverly Irene Riggs

August 27, 1935 ~ May 9, 2018 (age 82)

Beverly Irene Riggs, 82, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Knox Community Hospital, in Mount Vernon.

Beverly was born August 27, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio to Marshall and Mildred {Robinson} Leiter.

She graduated from Mount Vernon High school in 1953. Beverly worked for Mount Vernon City Schools for 37 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and served on the Preschool Board.   Beverly was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, HopeNow, Soroptimist of Mount Vernon, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Even with all these commitments, Beverly always put her family first, and never missed a ballgame for kids and grandkids.

Beverly will be deeply missed by her children Tammie (Rocky) Canterbury, Julie (Greg) Runkel, Tim Riggs, and Tina (Sam) Sovine; grandchildren Ryan (Jacie) Canterbury, Brandi (Jason) Kerr, Brittany Canterbury, Amanda Runkel, Jenna (Jay) Hammons, David Sovine, Joshua (Whitney) Riggs, Renee Riggs, and Sarah (Raphael) Pacheco; great-grandchildren Reese, Ryleigh, Briggs, Hadlie, Haidyn, Jayna, Jamison, Katie, Blake, Wyatt, Elena, Sofia, Max, and Selena; brother Eugene (Carolyn) Leiter; sister Barbara (Norman) Steagall.  Her very special companion Bill Bayliss will also miss her.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Kenneth Shira, and second husband Russell Riggs.

 Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church 170 Mansfield Avenue Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Pastors M.E. Leiter and Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.   Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or HopeNow Furniture Bank P.O. Box 627 Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

Donations may be made to:

Faith Lutheran Church
170 Mansfield Avenue, Mount Vernon OH 43050

HopeNow Furniture Bank
P.O. Box 627, Mount Vernon OH 43050

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