‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Edith's visitation.

Edith Riggins

Edith “Edie” Keyes Riggins, 93, of Cambridge, MD passed away April 4, 2014 at Mallard Bay Care Center, Cambridge.
Born April 3, 1921 at Morris Neck, she was a daughter of the late John and Edith Mills Keyes.
For over fifty years she owned, along with her husband the late Rubin S. “John” Riggins, the Choptank Inn. The restaurant was originally located on Route 50 in Cambridge and then moved to Easton in 1963. “Edie” was a very independent woman. She was a hard worker, an excellent cook, and was very involved in the operation of their business. They sold the business in the late 1990’s. “John” passed away in 2001.
Edie was a caring and giving person. She was dedicated to her family and to the VFW. She also had a special fondness for animals, her dogs Inky Dink, Dancie, Lady Bug and cat Pumpkin, just to name a few.
Active in civic organizations, she was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #7460, serving as past Auxiliary President. She also was a member of Cambridge Moose Lodge, American Legion Post #91 and Cambridge Elks.
Surviving is a brother Howard Keyes and wife Helen of Cambridge; half-sister Betty of Cambridge; daughter-in-law Janice Hughes of Madison; special nephew Sidney Keyes and wife Alice of Cambridge; step-daughter Pamela Brohawn and husband Charles “Wiggy” of Woolford; step-sons Lindy Riggins and wife Debbie of Sharptown, Rubin John Riggins and wife Lois of Kapolei, Hawaii; granddaughter Shelly Jones and husband Gordy of Church Creek; along with numerous other nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband was a son Kenneth” Scotty” Hughes; sister Ann Grasmick; brothers Clarence, John, Stokes and Travers Keyes; and a step-son Paul M. Riggins.
There will be a visitation Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., 308 High Street, Cambridge.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday beginning 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr. officiating.
Interment will follow at Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock with committal service starting at 1 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Keyes, Kevin Keyes, Gordy Jones, Patrick Hughes, Steve Abbott, Jeff Keyes, Charles Brohawn, Jr. and Jimmy Keyes.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sidney Keyes and Troy Brohawn.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Baywater Animal Rescue, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613 or VFW Post #7460, 115 Sandy Hill Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
To share memories or send online condolences to the family please visit www.newcombcollins.com


6 - 8 p.m. ,Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Funeral Service

11:30 a.m. ,Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613

Committal Service

1 p.m. ,Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Elwood Road Hurlock, MD 21643

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Edith Riggins, please visit our flower store.


Please accept our deepest sympathy. May the constant love of family and friends helps you to endure this great loss. ( Isaiah 25:8)

Jackson Family Apr 10 2014 12:00 AM

The last words I heard from Granny's mouth while calling from Texas was "Take this damn thing, I can't hear her." I know she can hear me now - and that my trip to the ACM awards this past weekend is the only reason I can't be there today. As we head back from Vegas, yes, Uncle Howard I said Vegas, I extend my deepest apologies for not being there. I am very fortunate to have had a "granny" like her. She taught me that hard work would take me a long way. She was my inspiration - from flipping hamburgers and cleaning cabins in Cedar Grove, to working side-by-side in the kitchen cooking steaks on Friday nights and then finally old enough to waitress at the Choptank. Shortly after high school I left Maryland, and after 22 years military, to currently over 10 with the Army Medical Department, her advice to follow my dreams wherever it took me was the best I ever received. I've built a new family here in Texas, with Dale (who she knew was the one for me) and my numerous four-legged children. I know now she and my mom Phyllis will watch over us. She will probably join mom and brother Joey for a drink on my back porch. Pam, Uncle Sid and Aunt Alice, many thanks for being there and making her final years as comfortable as they could be for her. She's where she wants to be now, with Uncle Johnny and other family. Although her time is up with us, she will remain in our hearts forever. Love you granny, Tina and Dale Thomas (Phyliis Keyes Wanex's daughter)

Tina & Dale Thomas Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Howard & Helen and Family, Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Edith is finally at peace. Consider yourselves hugged!

Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. A great lady has gone to walk among God's angels. She will be missed.

Roy & Pat Riggins Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

A very dear friend who will be missed by all.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Steve and Karen Abbott

Steve Abbott Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM

Our thoughts remain with you and your family at this time. We are honored by the trust and confidence you have placed in us during this difficult time.

Gary, Barb and Staff of Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM

This special lady will really be missed. She was fortunate to have such a great nephew (Sid) who took such great care of her.

Buddy & Barb Mowbray Apr 6 2014 12:00 AM