Leona M. Riggle King, of “The Purple Lady” of Claysville passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at The Donnell House in Washington after a brief illness.
Leona was 92 and 5 months, born January 2, 1928 in Moundsville WV, the daughter of the late Elwood Burley Riggle and Pearl Hall Snyder Riggle. She attended Sandhill Grade School and Sherrard High School and was a Homemaker all her life.
On October 24, 1945 she married the love of her life, Robert F. King. Together they had four daughters. She is survived by her daughter Barbara J. King Williams Barchiesi of Waynesburg, PA and ten loving grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren, a sister Eula (Boots) Bennett of Moundsville WV and a sister-in-law Violet Myers King of New Castle PA.
Leona was a member of the First Christian Church over 60 years were she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and brought many souls to the Lord. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Deceased in addition to her husband are three daughters: Sharon King Ingram Palyfreyman , Dianna M. King Mahan Myers and Debra J. King Weaver as well as grandsons Terry Ingram and Eric Mahan, great granddaughter, Sierra Jane Minor, great grandson Gary Weaver III.
There will be no visitation and burial will take place at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas WV. A memorial in celebration of her life will be held at the First Christian Church in West Alexander at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. 219 Main Street, Claysville, PA 15323 (724)663-7373 www.youngfhinc.com
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