She was born March 4, 1911, in Hemlock Grove, to the late Nora Nelson Morgan and David Jenkins (Bud) Morgan, Jr.
She was raised by loving grandparents, David J. Morgan, Sr. and Lettitia Anne Williams Morgan on the family farm in Flatwoods.
In addition to her parents and grandparents, Gladys was preceded in death by her loving husband, Perry A. Riggs; a baby brother, a half-sister, Mildred Morgan Gaul; a beloved granddaughter, Angela Lee Eason; a son-in-law, Robert (Bob) Eason.
Surviving are her daughter, Joan Riggs Johnson, and son-in-law, Martin Johnson, and daughter, Nora Riggs Eason; grandchildren: Marta (Van) Sliger, Mark Johnson, Paula (Ed) Hampton, Robert R. (Beverly) Eason, Linda (Jeff) Warner, Hubert “Huey” (Susan) Eason; great grandchildren: Amanda Mae Eason, Robert Jay Warner, David Ray Warner, and Bostic Hayes Eason, Chase (Jennifer) Sliger, Haley Sliger, Matthew Sliger, Lauren (Jeremy) Hudson, Ben Hampton.
Also surviving are nieces; sisters-in-law, Mickey Riggs and Rose Marie Riggs; and brother-in-law, Jake Gaul; as well as several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special caregiver, Denise Holman, and her loving pets, Lady and Tiger.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2009, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, with Rev. Jim Corbitt officiating. Burial will follow in Meigs Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Riggs’ name to the Angela Eason Memorial Park, c/o Marty Cline, 36299 Flatwoods Rd., Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.
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