Richard Loren Wiggins
May 18, 1927 ‒ July 07, 2015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Richard Loren Wiggins, age 88, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday July 7, 2015 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. Richard was born on May 18, 1927 in Knox County to Wayne and Lillian (Ryan) Wiggins and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. He served with the United States Army Ordnance Corps. He was a member of the American Legion and had been a member of the Dixie Squares, square dance club.
Richard owned Bertie Town and Country in Fredericktown for over 30 years and the Northend Laundromat on Tilden Ave. in Mount Vernon. He and his second wife raised and sold weaning pigs for many years.
Surviving is his wife of 30 years, Betsy (Lober) Wiggins; his daughters, Marcia (Duane) Shinaberry of Mount Gilead and Diana Wiggins of Fredericktown; stepchildren, Leonard (Maria) Mergler of Columbus, Barry (Kristen) Mergler of Gregory, Michigan, Amanda (Jeff) Williams of Stockbridge, Michigan and Mollie Mergler of Lubock, Texas; grandchildren, Scott Shinaberry and Michelle Shinaberry; step grandchildren, Joshua Mergler, Giovanni Mergler, Vivian Mergler, Jason Mergler, Lauren Mergler, Lillian and Katlyn Williams, Mary Grace Mergler, a sister, Joan Sharp of Fredericktown and good friend Tom Grogg.
Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta (Bertie) Wiggins, a daughter, Linda Dwyer, brothers, John Wiggins and Dwight Wiggins, a half-sister, Sarah Asburn and good friend Larry Skaggs.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where friends may call one hour prior. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Friendship Cemetery near Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred at Home at www.kindredathome.com
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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Richard Loren Wiggins