Ruth E. Riggin
SALINA –– Ruth E. Riggin, age 89, of Salina, formerly of Lost Springs, died Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012, at the Pinnacle Park Nursing Home in Salina.
She was born Feb.16, 1923, in Marion, the daughter of Albert and Alice (Dody) Schroer.
She lived most of her life in Lost Springs and Burdick, Ruth graduated from Lost Springs High School and operated the Lost Springs Telephone Office until it closed. She then owned and operated Zinn Mercantile and Café until her retirement.
On June 18, 1942, she married Bill Zinn. He died in 1957. She then married Johnny Riggin of Burdick, Kansas. He died July 12, 1995.
Ruth is survived by five children Gary Zinn of Wamego, Julie Sader of Salina, Bob Riggin of Detroit, Jack Riggin of Burdick, Pat Baker of Lawrence; sister Lois Peterson of Burdick; 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husbands, Ruth is preceded in death by her brothers Laird Schroer and Gerald Schroer, and her parents.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Thursday with the family receiving friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Friday at the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home in Hope
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Burdick United Methodist Church in Burdick with Rev. JJ Beck and Mr. Phil Peterson officiating.
Burial will be in the Lost Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Burdick United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the Carlson-Becker Funeral Home 106 N. Second, Hope, KS 67451.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.martinbeckercarlson.com.