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Wilma Jean Riggs Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1928 - 2021

Wilma “Jean” Bradley Riggs

WHEELERSBURG-Wilma “Jean” Bradley Riggs, 93, of Wheelersburg passed away peacefully Monday, August 30, 2021 at her home with her children by her side. Jean was born February 11, 1928 in Portsmouth, OH to Joseph Bradley and Myrtle Kitchen Bradley. She graduated from Wheelersburg High School in the class of 1946 and spent her life taking care of her home and family. She was a member of the Wheelersburg Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene where she served in various ministries. She also took pride in beautifying her church with her love of cleaning and landscaping. In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Freddie “Jack” Riggs in May 2021. She was also preceded by a grandson, Scott Riggs; brothers, Elbert Cyrus, Charles Bradley, Donald Bradley, Clyde Bradley, Robert Bradley and sisters Flossie Oakes and Charlotte Bailey. Jean is survived by a sister, Mabel Hart. She is also survived by a son, David (Susan) Riggs; two daughters, Linda (Dwight) Chamberlin and Judith (Dave) Emnett; grandchildren, David Riggs, Jr., Jill Young, Wes Chamberlin, J.D. Emnett, Luke Emnett and Brooke Skeenes and twenty-three great grandchildren. She also had a special caregiver Melissa Green.

Services for Jean will be 1:00 pm Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Cornerstone Church of Nazarene with Pastor Matt Hancock and J.D. Emnett officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the church Thursday, 11:00 am until the 1:00 pm service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to SOMC Hospice. Hospice provided excellent care to both Jack and Jean through their nurse Ashley Russell. Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg has been entrusted with arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 2 condolences.

Mike , Bonnie Piguet
Thursday September 2, 2021 at 9:27 AM

So, so sorry to hear this loss for all of you. Very good neighbors , good people and just the best to be around. She worked her flowers with a big smile and a big hellow.
Pastor Mike and Karen Percell Bradenton, Florida
Thursday September 2, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Our prayers are with the Riggs family in the passing of Jean. Jack and Jean are the prime example of living the true Christian life. Karen and myself cherish the times we spent at their home drinking coffee and eating the apple pies Jean made from scratch. The Cornerstone Nazarene Church will continue to be a great Church because of their influences over the past years. Pastor Mike and Karen Percell Bradenton, Florida

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