Gwendola  Witkowski
Gwendola "Tot" Riggs Witkowski, 93, of New Wilmington, died on Jan. 8, 2020, at Windsor House in Champion, Ohio.
Gwen was born on Nov. 7, 1926, in Fairmont, West Virginia, to Talbert B. Riggs and Emma E. Haigler Riggs.
Gwen had been a member of Missionary Alliance Church, New Wilmington, the Tuesday Afternoon Garden Club, the Brunch Bunch, the Senior Bowling League and the Wilmington Township Mercer County Civic League, where she taught quilting.
Gwen was also a member of AARP, the Quilt Guild and quilted at the Neshannock Presbyterian Church, New Wilmington. Gwen was a 4-H leader and active in the Homemakers Club. She was noted for her pies, which she donated to luncheons, and received high prices at raffles benefitting the same venue.
Gwen married Stanley J. Witkowski on Sept. 16, 1950, and he died on Aug. 22, 1991.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" (William) Brown of Cortland, Ohio, and Carol (Albert) Schoverling of Sebring, Florida; a son, Gregory (Margie) Witkowski of Orange Park, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Debora Witkowski of New Wilmington; a sister, Janice Layland of Allison Park, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and her beloved dog, Brewster.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Witkowski; a sister, Rita Wilcox; and two brothers, Mitchell and Hobart Riggs.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Windsor House for the excellent care given to Gwen.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Avenue, New Wilmington.
A Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Grusendorf will officiate. Interment will be in Neshannock Cemetery, New Wilmington.
Published on January 10, 2020


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Eileen Fagan
Jan 11, 2020
My sincere condolences to Carol and her family. Gwen was the definition of a real homemaker. Her pies were wonderful, and she always made sure she shared them. Her quilting was beautiful and she was an amazing lady. She will be missed.
Ray and Paula Powell
Jan 10, 2020
I remember so many good times with Aunt Tot. She often came to our house in Dover and helped mom, me, and Becky bake Christmas cookies. Whe I was growing up, I loved when she would host family dinners. She was such a good cook. Her pies were to die for. Love you Aunt Tot. Give my mom and dad loves from us.
Bob & Joanne Coppola
Jan 10, 2020
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Sonny & Carol Schoverling
Jan 10, 2020
You will be so missed..always in my heart.
Love you so much Mom, you are with Jesus now & so many loved ones!
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Jan 10, 2020
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