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Rosemary Roberta (Riggs) Hidey
May 23, 1928 ~ July 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Rosemary Roberta Riggs Hidey, age 95, of Scio, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior on July 13, 2023, from Community Hospice Truman House, New Philadelphia.
Born May 23, 1928, in Cadiz, she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert Benjamin Riggs and Anna Marie Creswell Riggs Morgan. Rosemary graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 1947 at Adena High School. She married R. Dwaine “Tater” Hidey on October 24, 1955, and they purchased a farm near Scio. Rosemary was a lover of animals and gardening which made her life on the “Funny Farm”, as she called it, a perfect fit. She was also employed for many years as a teacher’s aide by the Harrison Hills CSD and the Harrison County Board of MRDD, where she loved teaching and loving on all the children.
Rosemary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend in Christ. She spent her entire life preparing herself to meet Jesus. She was an ultimate daily example to her family of endless love and faith, especially after the loss of her husband, Tater, on June 29, 2002, and her beloved only child, Richard Samuel “Rick” “Tater” Hidey, on April 11. 2020. She was also preceded in death by brothers Lloyd and George Riggs and sisters Virginia Rager and Anna Louise Riggs.
Surviving is her devoted brother Rex Morgan, daughter-in-law Julie Brock Hidey; granddaughter Alexis (Josh) Litzenberg; grandson Kyle F. (Kelsey) Hidey; great grandchildren Zender, Krieger, Casher and Drezner Litzenberg, Kayson and Aubrielle Rose Hidey, Corey, and Audrina and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 1 pm in New Rumley Church with Pastor David Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church from 11 am to 1 pm. The family would like memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be used to help others at either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or the Harrison County Humane Society, PO Box 404, Cadiz, Ohio 43907, paypal.me/HumaneSocietyHC. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements.