Evelyn S. Riggin

MIFFLIN – Evelyn S. Riggin, 93, of Mifflin, died at 1 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

Born on March 10, 1920, in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Annie (Leister) Swartzlander. On May 14, 1949, she married her husband, Walter L. “Walt” Riggin Jr., with whom she shared more than 61 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2010.

She is survived by: her children, George E. Riggin and his wife, Jane, of Winter Garden, Fla., Anne L. Riggin and Walter L. Riggin III, of McAlisterville; and she leaves behind four grandchildren, Drew Riggin, Heather Riggin, John Riggin and Michael Riggin; and two stepgrandchildren, Ryan Hogan and Akil Hogan.

She was the last of her generation, having been preceded in death by three sisters, Sara Shellenberger, Annie Swartzlander and Esther Ostrum, as well as one brother, Edward Swartzlander.

Mrs. Riggin was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, and the Jefferson Hospital Nurses Alumni Association. A registered nurse for many years, she was passionate about helping others and was a volunteer with Juniata Meals on Wheels, the Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging and with various programs at the Locust Grove Retirement Village.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, with her pastor, the Rev. Erin Bovendam officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family will provide all funeral flowers, and kindly asks that memorial donations in Mrs. Riggin’s memory be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

For online tributes and condolences, please visit www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.