Wava  Riester
Wava (Rodgers) Riester, a longtime resident of Washington, Indiana, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at 6:36 p.m. She was at home with family when she passed.
She was born June 11, 1920, to William and Shiloh (Gilley) Rodgers in Alfordsville, Indiana. She married Joseph F. Riester on Oct. 3, 1936. Wava became a member of the First Baptist Church at the age of 16 and participated in quilting with other members. She also loved playing cards with her friends, socializing, and loved her community.
Wava is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph F. Riester; sons Ronald Riester and Phillip Riester; sisters Agnus, Katherine, Opal, Geneva and Mona; brothers Oris, Earl and Walter; and grandson John Joseph Mize.
She leaves behind a daughter, Nancy Mize of Lafayette, Indiana; a son J. Robin (Sandy) Riester of Washington; daughter-in-law Linda Riester of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren Connie (Oscar) Hamilton, Terri Ward, Holly (Douglas) Rogers, all of Kansas City, Kansas, Charlie Jr. (Darla) Mize of Lafayette, Indiana, Traci Whitehead, Tammy (Jeremy) Clark, Tonya Taylor, Misty (John) Marsh, Chris (Alicia) Riester, all of Washington, Joann (Carl) Woodley of Texas, David (Delores) Akers of Evansville, and Ellen Akers of Ormond Beach, Florida; 25 nieces and nephews; 29 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
She was well loved by family, friends and the community and will be greatly missed.
Friends may visit with Wava'a family from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State Street, Washington. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Daviess County Friends for Animals.
Published on September 9, 2019


Plant a tree in memory
of Wava
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Arrangements by


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on December 08, 2019.

1 posts

Mike Webb
Sep 10, 2019
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Wava Riester by Mike Webb.  Send flowers