Rhetta DeAnn Riggs
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Rhetta DeAnn Riggs
  • July 29, 1926 - April 19, 2017
  • Beavercreek, Ohio

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Riggs, Rhetta DeAnn (Miller), 90, of Beavercreek, passed away on April 19, 2017 peacefully in her sleep. Rhetta was born in Maplewood, Ohio, on July 29, 1926. She graduated from Sidney H.S. and enjoyed a 38 year career at WPAFB. Rhetta is preceded in death by her husband Norman Riggs and son Bill Riggs. She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Mike) Ellis and daughter-in-law Diane Riggs; 9 grandchildren Mindy (Jim) Bernecker, Misty (Keith) First, Chad (Becky) Ellis, Shane (Karlee) Ellis, T.J. (Alicia) Ellis, Joe (Miranda) Riggs, Jennifer (Levi) Papst, Jim (Patti) Riggs, Jason Riggs; 21 great-grandchildren; special friend Jay Zinn. Rhetta had a passion for music and dance, especially Hawaiian music, played the ukulele and the steel drum and danced the hula. She was a member of entertainment groups, Kettering Kickers, Beavercreek Strummers, Kitchen Band and others. Family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday at the Church of the Ascension, 2025 Woodman Dr, Kettering, Ohio, 45420. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in her memory. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.