Date of Death: May 26, 2020

Service Details

Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Mendon Cemetery, with Pastor Ed Ross of the Ninth Street United Methodist Church officiating.

Obituary Notice

Lois Ann Riggs Johnson, 84, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Born on Nov. 22, 1935, Lois graduated from Three Rivers High School and Parsons Business School. She worked for Bronson Hospital for 23 1/2 years.

She loved square dancing and spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Marianne (James) Johnson Gardner, and two grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Gardner.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Beth Doren (Mike); sister, Joyce Riggs; brother, Harold Riggs; mother, Wanda (Foust) Riggs; and father, Cecil E. Riggs.

Additional Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in Lois’ memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Lois was a wonderful promoter of square dancing. For many, many years, she typed and sent a monthly square and round dance newsletter with information on location, date, times of dances in the SW Michigan area. She visited many clubs regularly in the area andkept true to a t-shirt she wore stating she would dance until she died. Lois will be missed around the Kalamazoo dance floors.
    The Olsen-Cekola-Klan and Cloverleaf Squares

  2. Lois was such a great friend, mentor and adviser in our square dance groups. We remember such great fun, lots of laughs and learning “the right way” to square dance. We shared Lois with so many friends over the years and grieved over those that preceded us. She helped us so much when we came back to square dancing after an almost 20 year hiatus and kept Boyd turning and facing the right direction. When Square One struggled to keep going, Lois insisted Marianne bring her there even when she could only socialize and encouraged all of us to keep enjoying the camaraderie right through our own difficulties. We will miss her dearly.

  3. Marianne, Adam, and Sarah, Cousin Doug just let me know of your Mom’s” home going”. I am so sorry for your loss, but she had quite a welcoming committee at Heaven’s gate. It is easier to let her go, knowing where she went. Even though she was 21 years older than myself, she was a wonderful cousin. I have many fond memories of Riggs reunions and get togethers and playing with you and Beth. All of you were so kind to my Dad, Uncle Bob, and he spoke fondly of all of you. I have many good memories of your grandparents and Uncle Harold also. I am praying for all of you during this difficult time, and especially Adam. I know he had a special bond with his Grandma. Sending your our loving thoughts and prayers, Cousin Pam & Warren

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