Betty J. "B.J." Riggle, 78, of Ford City, died Saturday, October 17, 2020, at home, surrounded by the love of her family.
Born December 9, 1941, in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late Clyde W. McClymonds, Sr. and Nina (Boarts) McClymonds.
Betty had worked at G.C. Murphy and Andy's Market, and was then employed by Armstrong School District as a teacher's aide. She was a member of Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, baking, and canning. Betty loved her cats, especially Annie.
She is survived by a brother, Clyde William McClymonds, Jr., her sisters, Patricia Harmon, Linda (Bob) Nimerosky, Debbie (Bob) Miller, and Tracy (Tom) Suwala; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd A. "Peanut" Riggle, Jr., and a sister, Diane Craig.
Friends will be welcomed from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, in the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Marty Neal officiating. Additional visitation will be offered one hour prior to service. Interment in Lawn Haven Burial Estates. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Orphans of the Storm, 11878 State Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201. To share condolences and memories, please visit www.welchfh.com. All current guidelines and regulations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic will be observed, and the family is respectfully asking that guests wear a mask.
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