Gathie Dale Sanders Riggs, 91, of Coolville, Ohio, passed away July 10, 2012, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.
She was born on March 25, 1921, in Wirt County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Elisha and Floda (Westfall) Lott. Dale retired from Nashua Photo and enjoyed crocheting, working outdoors and loved all of her friends and neighbors. She attended the Coolville Methodist Church and the Whites Chapel Church.
Dale is survived by her three sisters, June Carson of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Yvonne (Bob) Schirtzinger of Thornville, Ohio, and Hope (Dale) Logston of Millersport, Ohio; one brother, Oren (Betty) Lott of Trinity, Texas; one brother-in-law, Harry Findling of Marysville, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Inez Belle Whited of Pataskala, Ohio, and Nina Sanders of Reedsville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ernest Sanders; her second husband, Ray Riggs; a son, Melvin Sanders; three sisters, Lillian Findling, Virginia Floral Hawk and Carol Stalnaker; and a nephew, Roger L. Hawk.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2012, at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Pastor George Horner officiating. Interment will follow at the Tuppers Plains Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, Friday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center for all of their love, care and support.
You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com.