TROY — Belen Rivera Tomkins, age 81, of Troy passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Genesis Healthcare in Troy.

She was born on December 22, 1934 in the Philippines to the late Gaspar and Josefa (Yanez) Rivera.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Tompkins Sr. and daughter Marylou Echevarria.

Belen is survived by one daughter: Jane Swope of Troy; one son: William (Leigh) Tompkins Jr. of Vandalia; four sisters; one brother and five grandchildren: Samantha Swope, Mahalia Echevarria, Jordan Tompkins, Alexander Tompkins and Maria Echevarria; son-in-law, Rafael Echevarria; many nieces and nephews.

Belen was a longtime member of St Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed working at Creative Extruded Products in Tipp City from which she had previously retired.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Baird Funeral Home in Troy with the Reverend Father James Duell officiating. Friends may call on the family from 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, PO Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or to St Patrick Catholic Church, 409 East Main Street, Troy, OH.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at
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