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Belva Ann Wiggins

February 12, 1938 — July 3, 2021

Belva Ann (Craig) Wiggins, 83, a longtime Liberty resident, passed away July 3, 2021, at Addington Place of Shoal Creek where she resided for the past year.

Belva was born February 12, 1938, in Greybull, Wyoming, the third of four children of Oval Wayne and Verna Mildred (Hallcroft) Craig. She grew up in Princeton, Missouri, where she graduated from high school. Belva was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Donald Wayne Wiggins, on April 28, 1956, and they were together 64 years until his death in 2020.

Belva and Don and moved to Liberty in 1960. Their son, Jeffrey Wayne, passed away in 1961 at age 4. Belva taught children with learning disabilities at Franklin Elementary School in Liberty for 33 years. She taught Sunday school for many years at Second Baptist Church and served as a Campfire leader. She played competitive volleyball and ran five miles per day throughout Liberty into her mid-70's. Belva and Don also loved playing cards with family and friends weekly.

Survivors include children, Valorie Stanard, Vanessa Peterson (Eric) and Greg Wiggins (Stephanie); grandchildren, Kelsey Wiggins-Nealon (Kyle), Nathan Peterson, Courtney Wiggins and Nicholas Peterson; siblings, Wilbur Craig (Jane, deceased), Nolan Craig (JoAnn) and Neva Gatenby (Hal); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

A celebration of Belva and Don's lives will be held over Labor Day weekend. They will be interred privately at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harbor Hosice, 211 SE Grand, Suite A, Lee's Summit, MO 64063. (http://www.harborfoundation.com/donate.html)

Many thanks from Belva and Don's family to the caregivers at Addington Place of Shoal Creek and Harbor Hospice for the beautiful care they received in their final months and days.

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A celebration of Belva and Don’s lives will be held over Labor Day weekend. They will be interred privately at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harbor Hosice, 211 SE Grand, Suite A, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. (http://www.harborfoundation.com/donate.html)

Many thanks from Belva and Don’s family to the caregivers at Addington Place of Shoal Creek and Harbor Hospice for the beautiful care they received in their final months and days.

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