Meryle Riggs, 91, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Van Buren. She was a member of the Heritage Methodist Church in Van Buren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Iverson Riggs; both parents, Fay and Myrtle (Boyd) Williams; one son, John Riggs; one sister, Hilda Jean Watkins; and one brother, Jerry Williams.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home Van Buren.

She is survived by two daughters, Amy Nelson and husband Kelly and Cathy Gifford and husband Richard, all of Van Buren; one twin sister, Myra Rowe of Hackett; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Gifford, Nathan Riggs, Derek Riggs, Trey Nelson, Orrin Mackey, Casey Moore and Brad Palmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Peachtree Hospice of Fort Smith, 2910 Jenny Lind Building 4, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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