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December 1, 1930 — August 23, 2021

Mary K. RIGGS, 90, of Placentia, CA, formerly of Wellsville and Olean, NY, died Monday, August 23, 2021 in La Habra, CA.

Born December 1, 1930, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Harvey E. and Mildred K. Weinhauer Neu.  On October 21, 1960, in Wellsville, she married Ralph L. Riggs, who predeceased her in 1987.  A graduate of Wellsville High School and Alfred State College, she was employed by Wellsville Ford Lincoln Mercury until 1961.  Mary was a loving mother and grandmother.  She was an avid gardener, talented crafter, loved to read and complete puzzles of all kinds.  She was a devout Lutheran and was actively involved in many church activities and bible studies.

Surviving are:  five children, Ralph (Linda) Riggs of Canandaigua, NY, Kristie (David) Yunker of Ester, AK, Barbara (Steve) Mercer of Whittier, CA, James (Katherine) Riggs of Huntsville, AL, and Linda Riggs of Fullerton, CA;  13 grandchildren;  eight great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, John;  a brother, Lawrence Neu;  and a sister, Shirley Neu.

Burial in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio, NY.  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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