RUTLAND — Betty Jane (Bratton) Riggs Musser, 89, of Rutland, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 15, 2013. She was born on April 15, 1924, in Rutland, Ohio, to the late Oliver and Linnie (Nicholson) Bratton.
Betty held many jobs in her life, but the most important job was that of a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1942.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert F. Musser; brothers, Max, Orville, and Owen Bratton; her beloved son, Rodney Riggs; and son-in-law, J.B. Ridenour.
She attended Zion Church of Christ and Mt. Union Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving children, Roger (Helena) Riggs, Sharon Riggs, Karen (Dana Fick) Ridenour, and daughter-in-law Carolyn Riggs; grandchildren, Christine (Rodney) Bragg, Jason (Linda) Riggs, Courtney Riggs, and Stephen (Stacey) Riggs; great-grandchildren, Christopher (Ashley) Jacobs, Megan Bragg, Roger (Amber) Davidson, Chellsie (Phillip) Fetty, Maranda Riggs, Peyton Riggs, Quinton Riggs and Mikayla Riggs; step-great grandchildren, Annika McKinney, Lindsay (Ben) Coppick, Kendra Bragg, and Rodney Bragg, Jr.; great-great grandchildren, Logan Davidson, Bailee Davidson, and Lydia Jacobs; and step great-great grandson, Jaxon Coppick.
She is also survived by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Delma and Downy Nelson and sisters-in-law, Geraldine Bratton and Jean Bratton; special cousin, Hazel Oliver; special friends, Dottie and Charles T. Curtis, Rosalie Sayre, Jeanette Radford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio, with Reverend Charles T. Curtis officiating and Reverend Weaver assisting. Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Riggs Cemetery, Pageville, Ohio.
Pall bearers will be Stephen Riggs, Christopher Jacobs, Rodney Bragg, Roger Davidson, Phillip Fetty, and Dana Fick.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.