ELYRIA - Erma Ruth Rigsby (nee Sawyer), 75, passed away on December 31, 2011 at her home in Elyria, following a long illness.
Erma was born on July 17, 1936 in Spencer, WV. She had been a resident of Elyria since 1997, moving from North Ridgeville, where she had lived for 35 years.
Erma enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, volunteering with Blood Drives and attending Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, where she was a member.
Survived by her daughter, Diana (Don) Cisar of Amherst; son, Raymond (Becky) of North Ridgeville; step-son, Robert L. of Vermillion; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Sawyer of Elyria; sisters, Vi Elrod of North Ridgeville and Mary Young of Leroy, WV.
Preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1992; son, Michael; granddaughter, Sarah K. Rigsby; parents, Hollie and Minnie Sawyer; and brother, James Sawyer.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5-8 PM at the David Bogner Family Funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. A Funeral Service will be held from the funeral home on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11 AM. Deacon Marshall Hyer of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church will officiate.
Interment Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.
Memorial donations to the North Ridgeville Seniors Center (North Ridgeville Seniors Inc.), 7307 Avon Belden Rd, North Ridgeville, OH, 44039.
For more information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.davidbognerfamilyfuneralhome.com.