RIGGS, Rebecca "Becky" Sue Eckard., 67, of Cameron, WV, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, after her courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.
She was born June 13, 1946, in Washington, PA, the daughter of LaVerne Zankowski Eckard of Hickory, PA, and the late Ralph Eckard.
She was the beloved wife of Jerry Riggs, whom she married on March 13, 1982. They spent their almost 32 years together sharing a love for pulling draft horses.
Becky was a notorious announcer at these events, and thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the audience.
She was an elder of the Cameron 1st Presbyterian Church, where she was actively involved.
For those who knew her, she will be remembered as one of the most strong- minded, good-humored, and great-hearted women we have ever known.
She has spent the past 50 years being a devoted mother to her son, Dennis Schurr.
In addition to her mother, Becky is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Riggs; a son, Dennis (Jami) Schurr of Hopedale, OH; a sister, Victoria (Randy) Bonzo of Hickory, PA; special friend and caregiver, Craig Chambers; three grandchildren, Crystal (Nathan) Best, Amber (Hank) Crawford, and Austin Schurr; three great- grandchildren, Jonathan and Jaikob Best, and Jozi Crawford; a niece, Jennifer Lowry; a great-nephew, Garrett Reihner; and four admired dogs, who will greatly miss her.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11a.m. with Mark Crow and Mike Dunn officiating.
Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron 1st Presbyterian Church, 2 Church St., Cameron, WV 26033.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.