Phyllis Ann Riggs, 94, a long time resident of Connersville, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Westminster Village of Muncie. Phyllis moved in September 2019 to Muncie to be near her son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Riggs.
She was born January 9, 1927 in Richmond, Indiana, one of two children of Deo and Ethel Van Ormer Timmons. She was a 1945 graduate of Richmond High School and a 1948 graduate of Reid Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
On April 17, 1955, she was married in Richmond to Robert S. Riggs, and they made Connersville their home. Mr. Riggs passed away May 20, 2012.
As a registered nurse, her professional career included employment at Reid Memorial Hospital and Fayette Memorial Hospital. In 1962, she became office RN for Dr. Jack Lockhart. Following Dr. Lockhart’s death, she stayed for five years with Dr. Wayne White, retiring in 1992.
Phyllis was a member of Central Christian Church and the RN Club of Connersville for many years.
Survivors include two children, Sheri Mankin of San Diego and David (Kathy) Riggs of Yorktown, Indiana; four grandchildren, Tim Riggs of Yorktown, Indiana, Stephen (Lucy) Riggs of Noblesville, Indiana, Allison (Kisle) Crouch of Pendleton, Indiana, and Elyse Mankin of Los Osos, California; four great grandchildren, Lily Crouch, Aiden Crouch, Kinley Riggs, and Abby Riggs; and a niece, Maryann (Jerry) Hayes of Columbus, Indiana.
Besides her husband, Robert S. Riggs, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Timmons.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Union Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.