She was a 1952 graduate of Scio High School. She was employed by the Freeport Press in the typesetting department for numerous years and then took a position with Baker’s Foods as a cashier and produce manager in 1978. She worked for Baker’s for twenty-four years and retired as office manager in 2002. Mary Ann was a member of the Freeport Presbyterian Church, the former Presbyterian Missionary Circle, Lakeland Senior Citizens, the I Help You Club, and helped with the Blue Ribbon General 4-H Club. She was very active in the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary where she filled various offices. She enjoyed attending the National and State Conventions, traveling all over the United States.
She married Edward Blair Riggs on June 11, 1952. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm on Dry Ridge Road until 1980. Blair died July 19, 1990.
Surviving are two daughters: Patsy Ann (Wayne) Anderson of Freeport and Donna Kay (John) Koch of Freeport; five grandchildren: Jason (Kimberly) Anderson of Freeport, Ginger (Gary) Cyrus of Freeport, Jacob (Amanda) Koch of Cambridge, Angela (Todd) Smith of Uhrichsville, and Mitchell (Shannone) Koch of Freeport; nine great-grandchildren: Shaelyn Anderson, Tyson Anderson, Stetson Cyrus, Daisy Cyrus, Seth Koch, Audra Koch, Alexis Smith, Lance Smith, and Cooper Koch; one great-granddaughter on the way; six sisters: Marie Case of Florida, Sara (George) Case of New Philadelphia, Elsie Chambers of Strasburg, Thelma DeWire of Canton, Sylvia (Harry) Albright of Conotton, and Freeda (Ken) Shultz of Canton; two brothers: Dan (Hazel) Trushell of Bowerston and Paul (Martha) Trushell of Scio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Kraus who died March 28, 2013.
Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 in the Freeport Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jim McConnell and Pastor Dave Koch officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be also be held in the Freeport Presbyterian Church on Thursday, September 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Koch Funeral Home of Freeport