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Ruth (Compton) Riggle

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ASHEVILLE-Ruth Compton Riggle, 93, of Aston Park Health Care Center, died on April 1, 2015 at Four Seasons Hospice, Elizabeth House following a short illness. She was born in Union, NJ, daughter to the late Charles Compton and Edith Sandford Compton. Ruth was also preceded in death by her brothers Clyde, Kenneth, Harold and Robert as well as her sister Mabel.
Ruth attended Kean University in Union, NJ graduating with a degree in English. She taught high school for several years and then became a medical text book editor with McGraw Hill in New York City. She moved to Chicago, IL when the company relocated. She met her husband, Wayne M. Riggle, through the First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL where she resided before relocating to North Carolina more than 20 years ago. Both Wayne and Ruth were active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville.
Ruth is survived by step-daughter Valerie Schmieder and her husband John of Milford, PA, granddaughter Erin Schmieder of Washington D.C. and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Apr. 4, 2015
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