Monday, June 24, 2013

Riggs, Verna Belle (Yoho)

Verna Belle (Yoho) Riggs

CLARKSBURG, [WV]— Verna Belle Yoho Riggs, 85, of Clarksburg, [WV] passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013, at United Hospital Center surrounded by her family.
She was born in Wileyville, WV, on August 15, 1927, daughter of the late Ira Wilson Yoho and Austa Postlethwait Yoho.
Verna leaves behind one sister, Billie Lee Yoho Gorby of Hundred; one daughter, Lawanta Vecchio of Clarksburg; one son, Jeffrey (Shelby) Riggs of Clarksburg; and one stepson, Lawrence (Sandra) Riggs Jr. of Hoover, Alabama; grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Lowther of Clarksburg, Captain Bryan Lowther of Navarre, Florida, Kayla Lowther and fiancé Eric Nicholas of Salem, Kerry (Matt) Dean of Clarksburg, Halie Riggs and fiancé Steven Collins of Clarksburg, Jenna Vecchio and fiancé Carl Barnes of Good Hope, and Alex Riggs of Bridgeport; stepgranchildren, Greg (Audra) Riggs of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Jennifer (Russell) Pate of Birmingham Alabama; great-grandchildren, Alanna and James Lowther, Grant and Megan Dean and Connor Barnes; and many other nieces and nephews.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Riggs, one sister, Ruby Yoho Oliver, and two brothers, Warren Ray Yoho and Ira Arnie Yoho.

Verna was a graduate of Victory High School. She was employed by the FBI in Washington, D.C., Hope Natural Gas Company in Clarksburg and McNicol China in Clarksburg. Verna was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Clarksburg, the Harrison County Genealogical Society, the Jaycettes and was the Mount Clare Road Public Service District Secretary. She enjoyed watching and singing to her grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Rt. 98, Clarksburg, from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held Friday, May 10, 2013, at 1 p.m. with the Albert E Farley officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg.
(Source: The Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WW, 9 May 2013, on the Internet)

Comment: Mrs. Riggs was an active genealogy researcher. She published - The Yoho & Morris Family History, which researchers, T. Vernon Anderson and Richard E. Henthorn incorporated into their study of the Yoho family.  For more information about the Yoho family, see Mr. Anderson's study of - Henry Yoho.

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