Vivian Elliott Bell 88 of Huntington, widow of Dr. William Bell, Passed away on March 9th after a short illness at Cabell Huntington Hospital. A memorial service will be held Friday March 13, 2:00pm at The Woodlands Retirement Community with Rev. Eric Porterfield officiating. She was the daughter of Edward W. Elliott and Mary Ruth Barbour. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three daughters Marsha Riggs Neubecker, Suzan Riggs, Cynthia Riggs, and a sister June Elliott McGrath. Survivors include a daughter LuAnn Riggs Elkins of Lexington Ky, 2 step sons David (Ruth) Bell and Steven Bell, 3 Grandsons Ryan (Holly) Pennywitt, Adam (Kellie) Elkins and Tim Elkins and a great grandson Elijah Elkins. She also leaves behind a niece and nephew Marilyn Derochemont and Mark Ward as well as several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She was a 1949 graduate of Huntington High School and attended Huntington College of Business. She began her career as a telephone operator at the Huntington Store and was later a dental assistant for many years. In 1949 she married Marlin Riggs and they had 4 daughters. She was a member of the Greenbrier Heights Garden Club. In addition to gardening she enjoyed writing poetry, bird watching and playing with her dogs. During her marriage to Dr. Bell they enjoyed traveling and shared many special memories with their children and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the American Cancer Society, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Little Victories Animal Shelter.
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