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Mrs. Jo A. Riegel

Jo A. Riegel, 69 of Amanda, passed away Monday July 26, 2010 at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1940 in Marion, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mabel Herr Dill. Jo was a member of the Cedar Hill United Methodist Church. . She received a Bachelors Degree in education from The Ohio State Univ. and a Masters degree in Library Science from Kent State Univ. After serving as the librarian at the A-C School, she served as the librarian at Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis for 29 years . Jo is survived by her husband, Gregg R. Riegel, a daughter, Shelley (Barry) Russell of Amanda, 2 granddaughters Kelley and Michelle Russell and 2 Brothers: Richard (Jean) Dill of Xenia and Thomas (Elsie) Dill of New Jersey, several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at the TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME in Amanda with Rev. Phyllis Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in Amanda Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Thursday. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.

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In my mind Jo WAS Wagnall's Memorial. My kids didn't go to preschool, but they went to story hour, and they enjoyed the children's library. Part of the credit for their successful education is due to Wagnall's Memorial and the staff, especially Jo Reigel. You will be missed.

Carol Schleich - July 28, 2010 at 07:55 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Carol Schleich - July 28, 2010 at 07:55 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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July 27, 2010 at 10:18 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Rose Bash - July 28, 2010 at 06:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Jo was always so open and friendly to me whenever I was involved in a project at Wagnalls. She facilitated things and made sure we got what ever we needed. Jo was a great lady and will be miss in the Fairfield County community.
Lou Varga

Lou Varga - July 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I grew up in Lithopolis. I as a youngster spent many hours visiting Wagnalls Library and as a result have many fond memories of Mrs. Riegel. She was always kind and very helpful. She assisted me on many occasions with my school reports. My deepest sympathies to the family. I will forever remember the kind hearted person she was.

Don Hazelwood - July 28, 2010 at 08:00 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are both saddened at this. We have known Jo for a few years, not long enough. Her wit and sense of humor will be missed. With Regrets, Dr. and Beth Corner

Beth Corner - July 28, 2010 at 07:11 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I worked with Jo at Wagnalls for 11 years. We had many good times, lots of lunches out and lots of fun doing Christmas programs, etc. with all the employees. I remember the trip she & I & Sandy Hall made to Millersburg OH to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a new library there for one of our past co-workers who then lived there and worked for that new library. She was very supportive to her employees, was a good friend, she will be missed.

Rose Bash - July 28, 2010 at 06:45 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy for Jo, a friend and colleague. We will miss you.
Bob Gale

Bob Gale - July 29, 2010 at 10:43 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Sandra Hall - July 29, 2010 at 09:11 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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