Betty Dapthlene Riggs

Friday, March 8, 2013

Betty Dapthlene Riggs, age 71, of Manila, the widow of Mr. Ronald Wayne Riggs, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home. Born at Biggers, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Eleanora Brantley Daniel and was a longtime Manila resident. She was a 1959 graduate of Central High School in St. Louis, Mo., and was a retired switchboard operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Mrs. Riggs had been a member of Community Methodist Church near Manila for 53 years. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Riggs, three sisters, Freda Daniel Miller, Ouida Daniel Kinsey and Carolyn Sue Daniel Roll.

She is survived by her son, Alan Riggs of Manila; two brothers, Bill Daniel of Pocahontas and Edward Daniel of Reno; a sister, Lois Daniel Blake of Hughes, Ark. She also leaves two grandchildren, Angel Hembrey and Kelly Stuart; two great-grandsons, Michael and Gaige Edwards.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Jerry Pentecost officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Monday from 11 a.m. until service time. Online guest register at