Lorita Yvonne Riggs
Date of Birth: June 19, 1935
Date of Death: March 13, 2019
March 21, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
March 22, 2019 - 10:30 am - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
LORITA YVONNE RIGGS, 83, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away on March 13, 2019, in Madison Park Healthcare. Lorita was born June 19, 1935, daughter of the late Wiley and Virginia Adkins. She graduated from Vinson High School as Salutatorian in 1953. She retired with over 30 years of service from Chapman Printing Company and Champion Industries. In retirement she volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and took up painting for leisure. Lorita was a longtime member of Highlawn Baptist Church and Westmoreland Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for both. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Susan Riggs of Huntington, W. Va.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Debbi Riggs and Michael Comer of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren, Benjamin Riggs, Jonathan Riggs, Nicole Riggs McIlvaine, Jesse Riggs, and Kellen Comer; nine great grandchildren, Brody Riggs, Brier Riggs, Wheaton Riggs, Annyston Riggs, Sophia McIlvaine, Finnegan McIlvaine, Anabella McIlvaine, Fletcher Riggs, and Madge Riggs; and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Sherrill Ann and John Blankenship of Roanoke, Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sue Adkins of Savannah, Ga.; and three nieces. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
From: Gary &Anne Booten Mar 17 2019 2:25PM Very sorry to hear of my cousin Lorita’s passing. She was a very kind and gentle lady, and dear friend to my sister, Jean. Heartfelt condolences to her family and all who loved her. From: Julie Neal Wise Mar 22 2019 9:00PM Debbie , so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet woman. She graduated with my Mom and Dad. Prayers for you and your family.