Mindy Sue (Stivason) Riggle, 69, of Kittanning, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 20, 1952, in Kittanning, a daughter of the late Hubert L. Stivason and Joanna (Slagle) Stivason. She was a lifelong resident of Armstrong County.
Mindy earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was employed as an elementary school teacher for 5 years, until the birth of her daughter, when she began her most important and cherished job as a stay at home mother.
After her son entered kindergarten, she returned to her career in education as a substitute teacher for a short time.
She worked for more than 20 years at Family Psychological Associates, retiring from the role as program director in 2018.
Mindy has been a member of Harvest Church in Kittanning since 2003, active as a member of the welcome team and a prior nursery caregiver.
Mindy's pride and joy was her family. She was her children and grandchildren's biggest supporters, attending every single game, performance, and activity with which they were involved.
She loved all holidays, especially Christmas, and found great pleasure in decorating her home for each one.
Mindy loved the opportunity to give to others, putting great thought, time and love into each gift.
Mindy is survived by her husband Eugene A. Riggle, whom she married on July 6, 1974. After 47 years of marriage, their dedication and love for each other was a true testimony of Christian commitment and love to all who knew them.
She is also survived by her two children: Emily (Paul) Hilles and Adam (Jessica) Riggle of Kittanning; five grandchildren: Madison and Luke Crossley, Lily and Isla Riggle, and Sophia Hilles; two step-grandchildren: Matthew and Breeawna Hilles; four sisters: Karen Spanedda, Lynn Murray, Leslie (Jack) Bittner, Ellen (Doug) Nixon; one sister-in-law Nancy (James) Porterfield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters-in-law: Shirley Davis and Janet Bernaky; and brothers-in-law: Arthur Riggle and Dennis Spanedda.
A special thanks goes out to the staff at UPMC St. Margaret for providing exceptional care and comfort to Mindy, throughout her battle with cancer, as well as in her final days.
Mindy's celebration of life service will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Harvest Church in Kittanning, to be conducted by her pastor, Dr. Michael Greiner.
There will be a meal and a time of fellowship immediately following the service.
Everyone who would like to celebrate her life is welcome to attend.
If you are unable to join us, the service will be streamed live, with the link posted on Facebook later this week.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made in Mindy's memory to Harvest Church, 143 Reed Road, Kittanning, PA 16201.
Arrangements are under the care of the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning.