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A celebration of life service for Beverly Wiggins will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Ringwood School Gymnasium. Burial will follow at Free Home Cemetery, northwest of Ringwood, under direction of Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena. Viewing will be at Lanman Funeral Home in Helena on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Beverly was born in Enid on January 10, 1946 to Elden Shaffer and Virginia Gordon Shaffer and passed away Tuesday, February, 19, 2019 at her home near Ringwood. She grew up in the Ringwood community and attended all twelve years at Ringwood Public Schools. She attended NWOSU and NOC. She and Perry Wiggins were married in Enid on December 8, 1961 and just celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary. She attended auction school with Perry in December 1962. During and following college, they lived in Alva, Blackwell, and Drummond and moved back to Ringwood in 1974. They opened an office in Enid in 1972 and Beverly became the general manager of their auction business and continued in that capacity until her health forced her retirement in 2012. Beverly was a good business manager, especially skilled in designing auction advertising, winning many state and national awards for brochure design. She was the national chair person for the auxiliary of the National Auctioneers Association for their annual convention in Oklahoma City in 1998. In 2009 she was inducted into the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, becoming the first and, to date, the only lady to receive that honor. Beverly was a member of Lahoma First Baptist Church.
Beverly is survived by her husband, Perry, of the home; daughter, Becky Wedel and husband, Mark of Ringwood and Ola, Arkansas; daughter, Kim Schatz and husband, John of Enid; daughter, Vicki Allen and husband, Kim of Enid; grandchildren, Perry Wayne Evans and wife, Jessie, Lacy Schultz and husband, Jon, Kaylynn Rye and husband, Duffey, Laici Neuman and husband, Clayton, Daili Meyer, Haylee Wesolowski and husband, Eric, Lauren Schatz, Brady Lippard and wife, Meagan, Lynsie Sturgeon and husband, Quentin, Blade Bode, Cherokee Henry and husband, Andy and Matt Allen; nineteen great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Palmer and husband, Kenneth; brother, C.E. Shaffer and wife, Connie and brother, Rick Shaffer and wife, Rose “Rae” and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elden and Virginia Shaffer and parents-in-law, Cecil and Frances Wiggins.
Memorials may be made to Free Home Cemetery, the Ringwood Education Foundation, First Baptist Church of Lahoma or the charity of your choice through the funeral home.