KYGER, Betty M.

KYGER, Betty M.

Betty M. KYGER (nee Riggle), age 96. Beloved wife of Russell E. (deceased). Dearest mother of Celia Huffman, Marilyn Remick (deceased). Loving Gram to Craig (Deniene) and Melanie (Frank). Loving Great-Gram to Jordan, Terry, Tyler and Travis. Dear sister of Robert (deceased), Pauline (deceased), Rodney (deceased), Marjorie (deceased), Rosemary (deceased), Dorothy, Edna, June, Joyce and Patricia. Dear Aunt and friend to those too numerous to count. 

Betty loved her family and friends loyally and fiercely. She was generous, strong-minded, resilient and wanted the best for those she loved. She was an amazing cook and baker with her specialties, Beef and homemade Noodles, Coconut Cream Pie and Brownies. She was a great reader and strong supporter of education. She also played a mean game of Euchre and was a whiz at crossword and search-a-word puzzles. She worked for Lorain City Schools in food services and was active for over 50 years in the American Legion Auxiliary (Lorain, Post 30) and its affiliate organization, Eight and Forty. She attended Cuyahoga Valley Church, Broadview Heights Campus.

On December 12, 2020, when Jesus held out his hand to her, she took it and moved to an amazing land of restoration where all is made new. She is enjoying a reunion with those who took that path before her and we look forward to seeing her again someday. 

Private services will be held in the new year. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland, 2507 East 22nd Street, Cleveland, 44115.  Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences, visit

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  1. Sandy and Mike Mason on December 14th, 2020 6:18 pm

    Aunt Betty was a wonderful person. We always had a lot of fun when she came for Thanksgiving dinners. May God Bless her.

  2. Pat and Kenny Haponek on December 14th, 2020 6:44 pm

    Kenny and I send our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I remember many happy times with her at the American Legion and i sure remember her coconut cream pies. Never tasted another like it. Much love sent to you Celia.

  3. Donna Giannantonio on December 14th, 2020 7:05 pm

    Celia dear, our prayers are with you and our confidence is in your mom’s creator that He is welcoming her to a new glorious address where she will experience His glory and grace like never before. We pray for your peace and comfort in the days ahead and for those everlasting arms to be wrapped tightly around you. Hold on to those good memories and the knowledge that she is in the arms of Jesus!!!
    Love, Donna and Mike

  4. greg and sharon burden on December 14th, 2020 8:26 pm

    so sorry celia,she,s in a better place then we are right now

  5. Amanda Burden and Family on December 14th, 2020 8:44 pm

    Celia and family my deepest sympathy to you all!
    Where do I begin with my memories they date back to my childhood of attending Riggle Reunion in Springfield! This sweet older lady with chubby cheeks and big soft hands would be my Great Aunt Betty! Great she was! My sister Aimee and my fondest memory was that day and she brought out a 5lb bag or bigger of gummy bears!! We would often refer to her as the gummy bear lady! And those Brownies were the best my lips ever touched!! I have so many memories and So very a Blessed to have had her in my life!! She will be forever missed and loved beyond measure! Fly high with the Angels and Hug my Dad tight and long Aunt Betty!!

  6. Wendy Bartlett on December 15th, 2020 9:27 am

    Celia, my friend…..holding you in prayer and thinking of you and your family.

  7. Tiffany Washington on December 15th, 2020 10:06 am

    My prayers and sympathy are with you at this time. May God give comfort to you all.

  8. Rodney Riggle on December 15th, 2020 12:19 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences.
    When God took her hand, he needed a special person to uplift his flock. He could not have made a better choice. I dearly loved my Aunt Betty and will forever cherish all of my beautiful memories.. Her and Uncle Russell’s reunion make them the happiest this day.
    Thank you for all the kindness and care shown to your Mother in her waning years. GOG BLESS!

    Cherie, Lug & family

  9. Tina Sherman (Miller) on December 15th, 2020 5:17 pm

    Celia, We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty passing away. She was such a wonderful, caring person that would do so much for her friends and loved ones. My mom and I were just talking about how good her brownies tasted. Brownies were always the item we asked her to make when having a gathering. She will definitely be missed. I will hold you in my prayers.

  10. Ali J Boyd on December 16th, 2020 1:39 pm

    Celia, from your Warrensville Library Family, we offer our deepest condolences. Peace and blessings to you and your entire family.


  11. Kenneth R Riggle on December 16th, 2020 4:31 pm

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing. You, I, everyone who knew her have lost an irreplaceable piece of something far greater than ourselves. May you find comfort in your memories of her.

    Ken, Shane & family

  12. Nadeem Khalid on December 18th, 2020 5:16 pm

    Dear Celia,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the sad demise of your dear mother. So heartening to learn about her life of accomplishments, love and true relationships. She seemed like a person who valued life, her friends and family.
    May God rest her soul in eternal peace and give you and all family members the strength and patience to bear the irreparable loss.
    With sincere prayers,

  13. Jo Schofield on December 19th, 2020 10:04 pm

    My dearest Celia,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you loved your mom fiercely, and I know she felt the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’m here for you .
    With so many hugs,

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