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The Kansas City Star

June 27, 1991

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KATHERINE F. RIGGS Katherine Fleming Riggs, 94, Pleasant Hill in Cass County, died June 26, 1991, at a private care facility in Pleasant Hill. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Riggs was a member of First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill and its Christian Women's Fellowship and Church Women United. She was a member of the Hazel Dell Community Club and a member for more than 50 years of the Cockrell Community Club, both in Pleasant Hill. Her husband, Edgar Riggs, died in 1961. Survivor s include two daughters, Caralee Dodson and Nancy Riggs of Pleasant Hill; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday at Wallace Chapel, Pleasant Hill; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels organization.

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The Kansas City Star

February 19, 1996

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LOYCE O. RIGGS Loyce O. Riggs, 86, Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away Sunday, February 18, 1996, at Golden Years in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill; burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Riggs was a baker for the Interstate Bakery for many years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha C. Riggs, one granddaughter, Karla L. Riggs, & two brothers, William & Lawton Riggs. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Rex & Jeannette Riggs, Pleasant Hill; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rieta J. & Gordon Anderson, Pleasant Hill, Sharon K. & Gary Spencer, Wichita, KS; one sister, Edna Stark, Bonner Springs, KS; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; & other relatives.

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The Kansas City Star

January 17, 1991

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 NADINE RIGGS Nadine Riggs, 66, Blue Springs, died Jan. 16, 1991, in St. Mary's Manor, 111 Mock Ave., Blue Springs. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Riggs was a member of the Timothy Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Gilbreath Russell Riggs II, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Carol A. Williams and Bette A. Stamper of Blue Springs; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church; burial in the Buckner Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Reppert-Brown Chapel, Buckner. The family suggests contributions to the church's building fund.

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The Kansas City Star

February 3, 1992

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 MAXINE RIGGS Maxine Riggs, 65, died Feb. 2, 1992, at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville, where she lived. She was born in Garden City, Mo., and moved to this area in 1945. Mrs. Riggs as a cook and a nurse's aide. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville. Survivors include a brother, Arnold Lee Bryant, Harrisonville; three stepbrothers, Joe Gregg, East Lynne, Mo., and Leroy Gregg and Ernest Rea of Latour, Mo.; and a stepsister, Effie Page, Lee's Summit. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville.

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The Kansas City Star

February 1, 1992

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 MARY H. RIGGS Mary H. Riggs, 73, Lake Winnebago in Cass County, died Jan. 31, 1992, at the home. She was born in Melbourne, Mo., and lived in this area most of her life. Mrs. Riggs was a member of the Swope Park Baptist Church. She was a member of the TOPS Club.

Survivors include two sons, Doral Riggs, Newhall, Calif., and Robert Riggs, Lee's Summit; a daughter, Deborah Riggs of the home; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Park Lawn Chapel; graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.

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The Kansas City Star

January 30, 1992

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ALPHA O. RIGGS Alpha O. Riggs, 76, Kansas City, Kan., died Jan. 29, 1992, at Bethany Medical Center. He was born in Chanute, Kan., and lived in Los Angeles for 20 years before moving to this area in 1980. Mr. Riggs was a printer for The Call and also was a printer in California. Survivors include his wife, Leona Riggs of the home.

Services will be at noon Saturday at the Thatcher Chapel; cremation with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the chapel.

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The Kansas City Star

January 24, 1992

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 E. SCOTT RIGGS E. Scott Riggs, 68, Overland Park, died Jan. 23, 1992, in Kansas City. He was born in Linn, Kan., and lived in Salina, Kan., before moving to Overland Park eight years ago. Mr. Riggs worked for the Planter's State Bank & Trust Co., Salina, for 20 years and retired as a vice president in 1973. He was a member and ruling elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Salina. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, and the Madison (Wis.) School of Banking. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Clarice Riggs of the home; a son, Whitney Scott Riggs, Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Rebecca Morgen, Overland Park; and two granddaughters. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina.

Friends may call at the church after the graveside services.

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The Kansas City Star

January 7, 1992

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 GEORGE R. RIGGS SR. George R. Riggs Sr., 71, died Jan. 5, 1992, in the Manor of Kansas City, 3231 N. 61st St., Kansas City, Kan., where he lived. He was a lifelong area resident. Mr. Riggs was a assembly worker at the General Motors Fairfax plant, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Local 31 of the United Auto Workers. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Alene Riggs, Kansas City, Kan.; three sons, George R. Riggs Jr. and Rodney Riggs of Kansas City, Kan., and Bruce Riggs, Seattle; a daughter, Linda Weber, Chelan, Wash.; two brothers, Cecil Riggs, Edwardsville, and Jim Riggs; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Highland Park Chapel; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

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Engagements

The Kansas City Star

December 12, 1993

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Riggs-O'Connell Mr. and Mrs. James P. Riggs of Kansas City announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann Riggs of Kansas City, to Michael Gerald O'Connell of Leawood, son of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald L. O'Connell of Leawood. The future bride, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a schoolteacher. Her fiance received a bachelor's in urban studies and a master's in urban planning and real estate development from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He works in the property management department for a commercial real estate company. The couple plans an April 1994 wedding at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

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The Kansas City Star

November 29, 1993

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 RUTH E. RIGGS Ruth E. Riggs, 60, Independence, died Nov. 27, 1993, at the home. Mrs. Riggs was born in Blackwell, Okla., and lived in this area most of her life. She was a printer for Ray's Printing Co. for 11 years before she retired. Survivors include a son, Phillip Dorman, Independence; two daughters, Kalah West, Kansas City, and Janelle Waller, Gladstone; a sister, Mary Winder, Springfield; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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The Kansas City Star

October 12, 1993

NANCY E. GREEN Nancy Ellen Green, 39, Prairie Village, died Oct. 9, 1993, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel, Lenexa; burial in Elm Grove Cemetery, Cadmus, Kan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to a memorial fund for her grandson, A.J. Bair. She was a lifelong area resident. She was an optician for Humana Health Care Plans. Survivors include a daughter, Jo Anne Bair, Kansas City, Kan.; her parents, John D. Riggs and Osee Riggs of Parker, Kan.; four brothers, John D. Riggs III, Louisburg, Kan., Joseph E. Riggs and James D. Riggs of La Cygne, Kan., and Jeffrey D. Riggs, Kansas City, Kan.; her maternal grandmother , Velma White, Parker; and a grandson.

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The Kansas City Star

October 3, 1993

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 Pharaoh-Riggs Married Aug. 7, 1993, at First Church of the Nazarene in Henryetta, Okla., were Cheryl Lynn Pharaoh and Johan Andrew Riggs, both of Olathe.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent H. Pharaoh of Henryetta. The groom is the son of Larry Riggs of Wray, Colo., and the late Julie Riggs.

Honor attendants were Jennifer Zimmer of Henryetta, sister of the bride, and Tadd Barnett of Olathe. Laurie Riggs of Wray and Lisa Haworth of Olathe, sisters of the groom, were bridesmaids.

Brian K. Pharaoh of Henryetta, brother of the bride, was a groomsman.

A reception at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Henryetta honored the newlyweds, who live in Olathe.

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The Kansas City Star

July 4, 1993

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LAWTON H. RIGGS Lawton Henry Riggs, 76, El Dorado Springs, Mo., formerly of this area, died July 1, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hacklem and Sons Chapel in El Dorado Springs. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel.

Mr. Riggs was born in Eagletown, Okla., and lived in Raytown from 1935 to 1978 and in Lincoln, Mo., before moving to El Dorado three years ago. He was a baker at Intersate Brands in Kansas City, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in El Dorado Springs. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Riggs, of the home; a son, Jeff Riggs, Huntsville, Ala.; a daughter, Debby Dawson, El Dorado Springs; a brother, Loyce Riggs, Pleasant Hill in Cass County; a sister, Edna Stark, Bonner Springs; and six grandchildren.

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The Kansas City Star

January 6, 1993

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 ALPHA R. RIGGS Alpha R. Riggs, 85, southwest Kansas City, died Jan. 4, 1993, at Baptist Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carson Blue Ridge Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Mrs. Riggs was born in Barnett, Mo., and lived in this area most of her life. She worked for the Jones Store Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Bennington Chapel Assembly of God Church, where she was secretary of the Sunday school. Her husband, Clarence Riggs, died in 1963. Survivors include nieces and nephews.

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The Kansas City Star

November 9, 1994

VIVIAN T. RIGGS Vivian T. Riggs, 79, Harrisonville, died Nov. 8, 1994, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Dickey Chapel, Harrisonville; burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Mrs. Riggs was born near Latour, Mo., and lived in Harrisonville most of her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Harrisonville. Survivors include her husband, Arlie T. Riggs of the home.

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The Kansas City Star

August 28, 1994

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British Navy Sublieutenant Gregor Riggs and Australian Imperial Army Sgt. Colin Cameron died in 1944 trying to save their comrades during a World War II mission. Their remains recently were found on an Indonesian archipelago, and they were buried Saturday in Singapore.

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The Kansas City Star

July 14, 1994

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 LEONARD R. RIGGS Leonard R. "Jack" Riggs, 58, central Kansas City, died July 12, 1994, at the home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Brooking Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Mr. Riggs was born in Weldon, Ark., and moved to this area in 1952. He was a truck driver for the Sam Brown Equipment Co. for 38 years before he retired. He was a member of the church and its deacon board. Survivors include his wife, Helen Lemmons Riggs of the home; two sons, Michael Riggs and Maurice Riggs of Kansas City; three daughters, Jeweline Williams, North Little Rock, Ark., Irma Breedlove, Little Rock, Ark., and Barbara Riggs, Kansas City; his mother, Lula Riggs, Kansas City; a brother, Clemmiel Riggs, Detroit; three sisters, Pauline Thomas and Freddie Diggins of Milwaukee and Ruth Hinton, North Little Rock; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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The Kansas City Star

May 8, 1994

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Riggs-O'Connell Married April 16, 1994, at St. Peter's Catholic Church were Patricia Ann Riggs of Kansas City and Michael Gerald O'Connell of Leawood.

Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. James P. Riggs of Kansas City and Dr. and Mrs. Gerald L. O'Connell of Leawood.

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The Kansas City Star

April 12, 1994

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KATHRYN E. RIGGS Kathryn E. Riggs, 80, south Kansas City, died April 11, 1994, at St. Joseph Health Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McGilley State Line Chapel. Mrs. Riggs was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, James P. Riggs Sr., Raytown; two sons, James P. Riggs Jr. and Donald B. Riggs of Kansas City; two daughters, Jo Ann Caster, Overland Park, and Vickie L. Hinton, Olathe; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.e in Leawood.

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The Kansas City Star

April 9, 1994

Marlon Riggs, 37, a professor and filmmaker who won Emmy and Peabody awards for his documentaries on blacks and gays, died Monday in Oakland, Calif. His documentaries included the Emmy-award winning "Ethnic Notions"; "Color Adjustment," which won a Peabody; and "Tongues Untied. " Dick Cary, 77, a jazz arranger, instrumentalist and composer, died Wednesday in Glendale, Calif. His arrangements were used by artists including Jean Goldkette, Benny Goodman and Pee Wee Russell; he performed on piano and trumpet.

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Engagements

The Kansas City Star

March 20, 1994

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Riggs-Schmoldt Mr. and Mrs. Christopher W. Riggs of Edwardsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Marie Riggs of Edwardsville, to Dale Allen Schmoldt of Leavenworth, son of Lori A. Schmoldt and stepson of Richard A. Schmoldt of Leavenworth. The future bride is a dietary aide for a nursing home. Her fiance is a certified nurse aide for a nursing agency. The couple plans a May 27, 1994, wedding at Lansing United Methodist Church in Lansing, Kan.

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The Kansas City Star

March 18, 1995

Below is a listing of obituaries that ran today. For complete text, see microfilm.

Riggs, James P.

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The Kansas City Star

February 4, 1995

Obits did not come over. Below are the names that appeared in the paper on February 4, 1995. For full text see microfilm.

Riggs, James K.

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The Kansas City Star

October 13, 1996

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 EMMETT W. RIGGS Emmett W. Riggs, Kansas City, MO, passed away October 10, 1996.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Blue Ridge Chapel; burial in Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Monday, at the chapel.

Mr. Riggs was born November 25, 1922, in Kansas City, MO. He was a World War II veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star for Valor. He is survived by his sons, Robert and William; daughter, Debra Kay; sister, Thelma M. Watson; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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The Kansas City Star

August 27, 1996

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ZENDA ZOE RIGGS Miss Zenda Zoe Riggs, 58, Olathe, KS, passed away Sunday, August 25, 1996, at Vencor Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, at the chapel.in 1958. Survivors include two sisters, Wanda Sue Bradley and Dixie Lee Nelson, both of Kansas City, MO.

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The Kansas City Star

May 4, 1996

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 MABEL ELIZABETH RIGGS Mabel Elizabeth Riggs, 89, Kansas City, MO, passed away May 2, 1996. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Floral Hills Cemetery. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel)

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The Kansas City Star

September 1, 1997

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 ZAIDA RIGGS Zaida Riggs, 59, of Jefferson City, died Friday, August 29, 1997, at the Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest Campus. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, at the Houser-Millard Jefferson City Chapel, with Rev. James Jackson officiating; interment will follow at 1 p.m. in the Wellsville Cemetery, in Wellsville, MO.

Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Houser-Millard Jefferson City Chapel. (Arrangements: Houser-Millard Funeral Directors)

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The Kansas City Star

July 30, 1997

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ELMA B. RIGGS Elma B. Riggs, 86, Edwardsville, KS, passed away Friday, July 25, 199 7, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs, KS; burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edwardsville Cemetery Board.

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The Kansas City Star

June 25, 1997

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Wade T. Riggs, 77, Kansas City, Ks, died Tuesday June 24, 1997, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday June 27, at Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Mr. Riggs was born in Idabel, OK, and had lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. He worked for Western Weight and Inspection Bureau for 33 years before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa, KS, and Unit 90, an organization for retired railroad workers. Surviving are his wife, Rose C. Riggs, of the home; one son, Christopher Riggs, Edwardsville, KS; one daughter, Patricia Slaughter, Weatherford, TX; one brother, Woodrow Riggs, Raytown, MO; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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The Kansas City Star

March 12, 1997

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DEAN C. RIGGS Dean C. Riggs, 69, Spring Hill, KS, passed away March 10, 1997, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, KS; burial in Gardner Cemetery.

Friends may call 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Gardneror the Olathe Hospice. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS)

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The Kansas City Star

July 15, 1998

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 LAWRENCE WILLIAM RIGGS Lawrence William Riggs, 74, Sedalia, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at the McLaughlin Funeral Home, Sedalia; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McLaughlin Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bothwell Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. (Arrangements: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg, MO)

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The Kansas City Star

June 26, 1998

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HELEN M. RIGGS Helen M. Riggs, 91, Kearney, MO, passed away Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at First Baptist Church, Kearney; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Kearney. Friends may call 12 noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Prichard Chapel, Excelsior Springs.

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The Kansas City Star

May 17, 1998

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BERTHA V. (MARLOCK) RIGGS Bertha V. (Matlock) Riggs, Richmond, KS, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Ransom Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 2-3 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Lane, KS 66042.

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The Kansas City Star

April 13, 1998

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VERNON L. RIGGS Vernon L. Riggs, 73, Harlingen, TX, (formerly of Kansas City, MO) passed away Thursday, April 9, 1998. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Riggs was born in Kansas City, MO. He retired from Western Auto as executive administrator. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Marines. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Norma Riggs, Harlingen, TX; daughter, Terry Crossland, Kansas City, MO; sons, Thomas Riggs, Kansas City, MO, and Richard Riggs, Columbus, GA; sister, Juanita Balcom, Raytown, MO; grandson, Shawn Riggs, Austin, TX; granddaughter, Joette Gardina, Lakeland, FL.

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The Kansas City Star

March 9, 1998

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BERNICE ELAINE (RIGGS) RUSSELL Bernice Elaine (Riggs) Russell passed away March 7, 1998, at the Oak Haven Nursing Center, Richmond, KS, after a long illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Rahama Baptist Church, Rantoul, KS; burial in the Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Bernice was born August 8, 1929, in Tarkio, Atchison County, MO, to Maynard and Bertha (Mattock) Riggs. She was the youngest of five children. Bernice graduated from Tarkio High School and on July 26, 1947, she married Homer L. Russell of Lane, KS. Together, they lived on a farm near Lane, where Bernice enjoyed taking care of animals, gardening, canning and preserving. For a time she was employed by Hallmark in Kansas City, Ralph's Food Store and JCPenney in Osawatomie, KS. She was a member of Rahama Baptist Church in rural Rantoul, KS. Bernice is survived by her husband, Homer, of the home; her mother, Bertha Riggs, who is a resident of Oak Haven Nursing Center; a sister, Helen Cronin and her husband, Ray, Olathe, KS; a brother, Joe Riggs and his wife, Darlene, Des Moines, IA; a brother, Bill Riggs and his wife, Leora, Mission, TX; a brother-in-law, Chester Russell and his wife, Doris, Anthony, NM; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Sledd and her husband, Bob, Kansas City, KS, Margaret Comstock and her husband, Billy, Belton, MO, and Ann Russell, Kansas City, KS; eight nieces and 12 nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Ray Riggs, who was killed in Vietnam. (Arrangements: Wilson & Son, Paola, KS)

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The Kansas City Star

October 29, 1999

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 CLAUDE RIGGS JR. Claude Riggs Jr., 64, Overland Park, KS, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 27, 1999. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 30, at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 9595 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Kansas City Hospice.

Mr. Riggs was born November 25, 1934, in Jasper, AR. In 1953, he entered the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. In 1955, he was transferred to the Olathe Naval Air Station. In 1957, he was transferred to Turkey, where he resided for two years. He was a member of the American Legion in Olathe, KS. In January of 1961, he became an air traffic controller stationed in Olathe. He retired from the FAA in 1986. He was preceded in death by his sons, Joel K. Riggs, in 1988; his mother Lorrene Clark; and his father, Claude Riggs Sr. He is survived by his wife, Donna J. Riggs, of the home; sons and daughtersin-law, Michael and Debra Riggs, Lenexa, KS, and Bryan and Shelley Riggs; daughter-in-law, Diana Riggs-Winter; his sisters,Luwanna, Sharon, Betty, Barbara, Ellinor, Susie; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. ``He took away the stain of sin and made me clean and pure within; He took away the strain of care, and now I find peace everywhere. ''(Arrangements: The Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa)

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The Kansas City Star

August 26, 1999

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 WILLIAM RATLIFF RIGGS William R. Riggs, 75, Prairie Village, KS, died August 23, 1999, in an automobile accident while returning from a fishing trip in Montana. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 27, at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road. Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.

Bill was born November 26, 1923, in Amity, MO, to Samuel A. Riggs and Sylvia Ratliff. He attended public school in Amity, Park College in Parkville, MO, and was graduated from the University of Minnesota.

Bill served as a naval officer in the South Pacific during WWII aboard the USS Highlands. An investment banker, Bill retired as a vice president from Stern Brothers in 1982, but remained active as a financial consultant until his death. He served on the Prairie Village City Council from 1965 to 1971. Bill was a member of the Village Church, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Men's Bible Study, the Plaza Kiwanis Club, the Heart of America Fly Fisherman's Club and he was a former member of the Johnson County Sailing Society. Bill leaves his wife of 48 years, Alice C. Riggs; his daughter, Julia Riggs Mullinix and son-in-law, Mark L. Mullinix of Claremont, CA; his grandsons, Mark L. ``Ren'' Mullinix Jr. and George William Riggs Mullinix, also of Claremont; his sister, Mary Riggs Dixon of Kansas City, MO; six nieces and nephews; and many loving friends. (Arrangements: Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel)

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The Kansas City Star

May 12, 1999

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 EVERILL A. RIGGS Everill A. Riggs, 75, Olathe, KS (Good Samaritan Nursing Center), passed away Tuesday, May 11, 1999, at Olathe Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Larkspur & Honeysuckle, Olathe. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd & Blackbob Rd., where the rosary will begin at 6 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association of Kansas City, 9201

Ms. Riggs was born November 26, 1923, in Hilo, HI, living in Olathe the past 44 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe. She was a licensed practical nurse in Olathe for 20 years before her retirement in 1993. She leaves two sons, Charles Riggs and Jim Riggs, both of Olathe, KS; four daughters, Joan Riggs, Denver, CO, Anna Richardson and Susan Breon, both of Olathe, KS, Paula Harper, Erie, PA; two brothers, Frank Ferreira, Kennewick, WA, and Anthony Ferreira, Hilo, HI; five sisters, Verna Olival, Mountainview, CA, Dorothy Norris, Laquey, MO, Evelyn Huttenen, Anchorage, AL, Betty Lou DeLima and Betty Jane Pangcheng, both of Hilo, HI; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Kansas City Star

August 13, 2000

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Mary K. "Katie" Dahmer, 63, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2000, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, at Blue Ridge Baptist Temple. Burial in Longview Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to KU Medical Center Research for Liver Disease. Katie was born November 28, 1936 in Nevada, MO, the daughter of LeRoy and Hazel Riggs. She lived in Nevada, MO, where she met her husband, Larry. After two years of traveling in the Army they settled in Lee's Summit in 1961. They had four boys and Katie spent the balance of her life with her children, grandchildren, and her most faithful husband of 44years. Katie was an active member of Blue Ridge Baptist Temple and had been active in the Jolly 60's for many years. Helping others was a joy in her life. Katie had a love for children that was like no other. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and a dear friend to all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant granddaughter, Olivia Nicole. Survivors include her husband, Larry, of the home; four sons and their families, Dennis, Vicki, Craig, Brett and Allison Dahmer of Belton, MO, Barry, DeAnn, Jeremy, Brad, and Daniel Dahmer of Raymore, MO, Dusty, Teresa, Andrew and Jessica of Lee's Summit, MO, Doug, Carrie, Mallory, Ryan and Logan Dahmer of Lee's Summit, MO; two brothers, Darrell and Larry Riggs; and many other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home)

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Kansas City Star

July 25, 2000

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HAZEL IRENE RIGGS

Hazel Irene Riggs, 82, Grandview, MO (formerly of Vernon County), passed away Sunday, July 23, 2000, at Life Care Center of Grandview, following an illness of several months. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO, with the Rev. Roger Jolley officiating; interment in Moore Cemetery. Friends may call until the hour of service. The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Kansas City Star

June 20, 2000

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DOROTHY FRANCES RIGGS

Dorothy Frances Riggs, 93, Kansas City, MO, died June 19, 2000, at Bishop Spencer Place. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 22, at Bishop Spencer Chapel, 4301 Madison, Kansas City, MO, with Fr. Tom Molgram officiating. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Welda Cemetery, Welda, KS. Friends may call after 2 p.m. until hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. (Arrangements: Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapels, Inc., Garnett and Colony, KS)

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

February 1, 2000

Page: B3

WOODROW W. RIGGS

Woodrow W. Riggs, 81, Kansas City, MO, died January 30, 2000, at Carondelet Manor. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 3, at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Chapel, I-435 and Holmes Road; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice or Silent Unity of Unity Village, MO.

Mr. Riggs was born February 24, 1918, in Idabel, OK, and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1945. Mr. Riggs was a member of the local Pipefitters Union 781, and was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Riggs was a member of the Retiree's Club of Missouri Gas Energy and was a member of Unity Village Chapel. Mr. Riggs attended the University of Oklahoma for three years. He was retired from the original Gas Service Company with 33 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy. Heis survived by two sons, Charles A. Riggs, Fulton, MO, and Brian L. Riggs, Raytown, MO; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Melling, Overland Park, KS; and eight grandchildren that he dearly loved. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel

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Kansas City Star

December 13, 2001

Page: B4

PAUL MATTHEW RIGGS

Paul Matthew Riggs, 17, of Lenexa, KS, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16, at Country Club Christian Church, 61st and Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. John's Military School, Salina, KS or Boy Scout Troop 412,Olathe, KS.

Cadet Corporal Paul Riggs was born September 25, 1984 in Kansas City, MO. He attended St. John's Military School, where he was the academic leader of his ROTC class. He was a member of the Rifle Drill Team. Paul was a Life Scout in Troop 412, Olathe, KS. His activities and advancements in Scouts earned him the privilege of attaining the status of Foxman through the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Paul is survived by his mother and father, Mike and Debbie, brother, David, sisters, Abby and Amber, all of the home; sister, Jessica Visalli and her husband, Brandon of Shawnee, KS; maternal grandparents, Tom and Roxanna Burge, Leawood, KS; paternal grandparents, Darlene and David Anderson of Paola, KS. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and niece, Gia. His memory will be preserved by the many people that have been touched by Paul's short life's journey. Romans 5:1-8. You will be greatly missed Paul, we love you. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa (913) 888-6611)

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Kansas City Star

August 25, 2001

Page: B4

HELEN A. RIGGS

Helen A. Riggs, 75, Independence, MO, passed away August 23, 2001, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 27, at New Salem Funeral Home, Independence, MO. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 9201 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114. (Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home and Cemetery

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Kansas City Star

July 15, 2001

Page: B4

LEO A. RIGGS

Leo A. Riggs, 69, of Lenexa, KS, died peacefully at home on Thursday, July 12, 2001. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, at Trinity Anglican Church, 3920 W. 63rd St., Prairie Village, KS. Visitation will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. Contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038 or to Kansas City Hospice, 1625 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, MO 64114.

Leo was born February 25, 1932, in Chicago, IL, to LaVerne A. and Grace (Wesgaard) Riggs. He was a graduate of Iowa Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. He retired in 1998 as general manager of Inland Paperboard & Packaging's, Kansas City and Garden City, KS plants. He was an avid genealogist, preparing to publish his research, which will be completed by his sister, Sandra and youngest brother, Ted. He was a member of Unity Lodge 48 A.F.&A.M., St. Charles, IL, Trinity Anglican Church and KC Metro 50 plus softball, where he played on the 1999 first place 65-year-old division team. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James A. Riggs, first wife, Catherine and three infants. He is survived by his wife, Elaine and son, Alex of the home, son, Tony, Garden City, KS, daughter and son-in-law, Julie and William DeCiuceis, Jacksonville, FL, sister, Sandra J. Riggs, Amherst, MA, brothers, John P. Riggs, Buffalo Grove, IL, Dr. Thomas A. Riggs, Janesville, WI, Ted E. Riggs, Forest, OH, six nieces, four nephews, one great-niece, two greatnephews, and many wonderful friends. Leo always said he wanted to go out rounding second base; hopefully, he's still playing somewhere. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, 913-451-1860)

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Kansas City Star

May 24, 2001

Page: B4

LEONA Z. RIGGS

Leona Z. Riggs, 82, Olathe, KS, passed away Monday, May 21, 2001, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, May 24, at Thatcher Funeral Home, 1520 N. 5th St., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-12 noon Thursday at the funeral.

Leona was born February 8, 1919, in Kansas City, KS. She is survived by sisters, Virgil Watson, Kansas City, KS, Audrey Hicks, Kansas City, MO, and Emma White, Landover, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home)

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Kansas City Star

February 16, 2001

Page: B4

JOHN B. RIGGS

John B. Riggs, 62, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2001, at Independence Regional Health Care Center. Cremation. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home, Winner Rd at Fuller, Independence, MO (816) 252-7900)

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

December 29, 2002

Page: B4

LAURA DIANE (MAJOR) RIGGS

Laura Diane (Major) Riggs, age 44, of Overland Park, KS, died Saturday, December 14, 2002, at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 14895 Antioch Road, Stanley, KS 66221. Private interment at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Presbyterian Church of Stanley in Laura's name.

Mrs. Riggs was born April 9, 1958, in Omaha, NE. Laura graduated high school from Duchesne Academy in Omaha. After graduation, she went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Language Arts at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Laura spent most of her professional career as a pharmaceutical sales representative. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley.

Mrs. Riggs was preceded in death by her father, John A. Major, and her birth mother, Blanche (Kolacny) Major. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Riggs, and children, Laura A. Riggs, Martha H. Riggs, and Thomas Ian Riggs, all of Overland Park, KS, her mother, Harriet Major, brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Judy Major, James E. and Sandra Major, James M. and Donna Major, all of Omaha, sisters and brothers-inlaw, Barbara and Hap Abraham of Omaha, Nancy and Robert Jaeck of Greendale, WI, Susan and Dr. Robert Chastain of San Jose, CA, along with her parents-in-law, Bob F. and Ilene Riggs, and her brother-in-law, Bob S. Riggs, all of Overland Park, KS. Dear Mom,

Remember, you are not alone. You have gone before us to show the way. Our family had never been this way before, but we won't get lost as long as we follow you and follow Him. We will greatly miss you, Mom . . . We'll keep "dancing" for you . . . Love you forever . . .

(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, 913-451-1860)

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Kansas City Star

July 10, 2002

Page: B3

EARL MORRIS RIGGS

Earl Morris Riggs, 77, Linn Creek, MO, passed away July 7, 2002, in Collins, MO, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. Friends may call at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Riggs was born May 8, 1925, in Shawnee Mission, KS, and was a graduate of Shawnee Mission High School. He received his officer training at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Air Corps, later achieving the rank of 1st Lt. He was the co-owner/operator of several service stations in the K.C. area, most recently Continental Paving Co. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include three daughters; one son; one stepdaughter and one stepson; 11 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother; and two nephews. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 816-942-2004)

JANICE COLLEEN (KELLY) RIGGS

Janice Colleen (Kelly) Riggs, born May 19, 1930, died July 7, 2002. Janice died as a result of a motor vehicle accident Sunday, July 7, along with her husband of 39 years, Earl Morris Riggs and her mother, Thelma P. Kelly. Janice is survived by her daughter, Mary K. Matalone; her son and daughter-in-law, Kelly L and Carol DeVaul; her grandchildren, Jackie J. DeVaul, Joshua and Justin Cahow; and her brother John I. Kelly. Janice worked for over 35 years in the music community in the greater Kansas City area as organist for many area churches and as piano accompanist for Ruskin, Grandview and Hickman High Schools.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 11 at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 816 -942-2004)

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

February 27, 2002

Page: B4

GLENDORA RIGGS

Glendora Riggs, 88, of Liberty, MO, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2002, at Liberty Terrace Care Center Nursing Home. Her husband, John L. preceded her in March of 1969. She is survived by a son, Jim, two grandchildren, Andrea and Larry Riggs, and five stepgrandchildren. No funeral services are planned.

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

February 21, 2002

Page: B4

IRIS "IKE" J. GROTENHUIS RIGGS

Iris "Ike" J. Grothenhuis Riggs, 72, Gardner, KS, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, KS. Burial in Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Olathe Hospice.

Mrs. Riggs was born May 23, 1929 in Independence, KS. She graduated from Independence, KS High School. She married Dean C. Riggs on November 2, 1947 in Independence, KS, he preceded her in death on March 10, 1997. Mrs. Riggs lived in Overland Park, KS from 1954-1977; Spring Hill, KS from 19771997; before moving to Gardner. She was a Supervisor of Data Processing at the Farmers Insurance Regional Office in Overland Park, KS for 23 years. She was an active member and Deacon of the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, KS. She was also preceded in death by her father, John Grotenhuis. She is survived by her mother, Hermine "Erma" (Loois) Grotenhuis of Gardner, KS; daughters, Sue Wiyninger and husband, Bob, Shawnee, KS and Michele "Miki" Tedesco and husband, Eddie, Bedford, TX; grandson, Nicklaus Griffey, Bedford, TX; brother, Arnold Grotenhuis, Independence, MO and John H. Grotenhuis, Locust Dale, VA; and sister, Joan C. Cramer, Covington, LA. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030 (913) 856-7111)

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Kansas City Star

February 6, 2002

Page: B4

FRED RIGGS SR.

June 17, 1933 - Feb. 1, 2002

Fred Riggs Sr., 63, of Kansas City, MO, passed away February 1, 2002. Per Fred's wishes there will be no services. Survived by his wife, Ruth R. Riggs of the home; children, Ruth R. Riggs of Wisconsin, Fred Riggs Jr. and wife, Sheila of Kansas City, MO, Elroy Riggs and June Riggs, eight grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren, all of Kansas City, MO.

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Kansas City Star

September 18, 2003

Page: B4

JUSTINE A. RIGGS

Justine A. Riggs, 89, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away September 16, 2003. Private services will be in Okalahoma. Memorials to Memorial for Justine Riggs at PO Box 1397, Bastrop, TX, 78602. Survivors include daughter Rev. Nancy C. James, Bastrop, TX; three grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; cousins Willa Duke, Independence, MO, and Barbara Patton of Kansas City, MO.

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Kansas City Star

February 19, 2003

Page: B4

BOB FRANK RIGGS
Bob Frank Riggs, 75, of Overland Park, Kansas, died February 16, 2003. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2003 at the Stanley Presbyterian Church, 14895 Antioch, Overland Park, Kansas 66211, with burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call upon the family from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the church.
Bob was born August 10, 1927 in Kansas City, KS., to George and Phoebe Riggs. He was the great, great Grandson of Thomas Jefferson Goforth, who was a lawyer, judge, and first mayor of Westport Landing from 1856-1882. Thomas Goforth was a friend of Tim McCoy's, the founder of Westport. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School. Bob was a veteran of WWII. After arriving home, he married Ilene Gibbs in 1948. He was a member of Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the Choir and was a soloist. He and his wife enjoyed traveling the world. He and his brother, Morris Riggs, owned Riggs Bros. Service Station from 1958-1972. Later they owned Continental Asphalt Paving from 1969-1990. Bob retired in 2000.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, IIene Riggs, sons, Bob S. Riggs and Thomas E. Riggs, both of Overland Park, three grandchildren, Laura Riggs, Martha Riggs, and Ian Riggs, all of Overland Park. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 913-451-1860)

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Kansas City Star

January 13, 2003

Page: B2

SANDRA JEAN RIGGS

Sandra Jean Riggs, 49, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2003, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at Shawnee United Methodist Church. Burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call from 12noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Mrs. Riggs was born September 21, 1953 in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong area resident. She is survived by her mother, Bessie (McCrackin) Riggs, Shawnee, KS; three daughters, Brandy Riggs, Shawnee, KS, Carmen Barnes, Leawood, KS and Jenae Venema, North Kansas City, MO; sister, Beverly Riggs, Tucson, AZ; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee (913) 631-5566)

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Kansas City Star

November 17, 2004

Page: B4

JAMES PAUL RIGGS, JR.

James Paul Riggs, Jr., 67, passed away Monday, November 15, 2004, at Timberlake Care Center, Kansas City, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2004, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends at McGilley State Line Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. James attended elementary school at St. Rose Alima, high school at De La Salle Academy, and St. Benedict's College, Atchison, KS. James was born March 14, 1937, in Kansas City, KS, to James P. and Katherine E. Riggs. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Gertrude Riggs, of the home; children Krisie (Queen Bee) and her husband Brian Smith, Leawood, KS; Kathy (Tiger) and her husband Brett Begemann, St. Louis, MO; James (Tex) and his wife Megan Riggs, Overland Park, KS; and Patty and Mike O'Connell, Overland Park, KS. He also leaves nine grandchildren, Rachel and Nicole Riggs, Alec and Danny O'Connell, Trisha, Jimmy, and Matthew Begemann, and Katie and Patrick Smith. He leaves two siblings, Vickie Hinton, Overland Park, KS, and Donald Riggs, Overland Park, KS. Family suggests contributions to the St. Thomas More Athletic Fund, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64131. (Arr. McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942-6180)

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

October 26, 2004

CONWAY SPRINGS - Riggs, Paul E., 48, paint and body repairman, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Christian Church, Conway Springs. Suvrivors: sons, Andy of Cheney, Charlie of Conway Springs; mother, Wanda Riggs of Conway Springs; 2 grandchildren. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

October 20, 2004

Page: B3

RODNEY "HOT ROD" RIGGS

Rodney "Hot Rod" Riggs, 53, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2004, at his home in Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 21 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rodney was born December 12, 1950, in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1970. He had worked for Owens-Corning Fiberglass since 1972, where he was known as "Poo Bear", and was most recently a control operator. He was a longtime member and current president of the Insulation Production Workers Local #1. He was an active member of Maywood Community Church, and his labor of love was his 1970 Nova, which he finished in January 2004. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Janice Marie Riggs, of the home; three sons, Daniel Riggs, Independence, MO, Joseph Riggs, Blue Springs, MO, and Keith Stambaugh, Kansas City, KS; daughter Michelle Lindsay, Kansas City, KS; two brothers, Bruce Riggs, Leavenworth, KS, and George Riggs, Gladstone, MO; sister Linda Weber, Spokane, WA; and six grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him as a husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend. (Arr. Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 913-3343366)

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Kansas City Star

September 21, 2004

Page: B4

BERNICE RIGGS

Bernice Riggs, 95, died Sept. 20, 2004, in Gardner, KS. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Wed., Sept. 22, at Robinson Cemetery, Collins, MO. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wed. at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO. Mrs. Riggs was born March 27, 1909, in Collins, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Riggs, son Derald M. Tucker, and daughter-in-law, Janie B. Tucker. She is survived by three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

September 7, 2004

GREAT BEND - Riggs, Ruth E., 76, died September 5, 2004. Service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors: husband, Marvin; mother, Martha Barker; sons, Terrance, Dale, Keith; daughter, Marcia Burhenn; brother, Earl Barker, Jr; sisters, Joyce Ewing, Faye Sheppard; 8 grandchildren: Bryant Funeral Home.

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Kansas City Star

August 6, 2004

ARKANSAS CITY - Riggs, Reegan Asa, infant daughter of Doug & Robyn Riggs, died Aug. 3, 2004. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Other survivors: sister, Rylee; grandparents, Rex & Sylvia Riggs, Robert & Gail Jones; great-grandparents, Donald & Carol Miser, Pat Riggs; uncle and aunts, Raymond & Blythe Riggs, Amber Jones.

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Kansas City Star, The (MO)

May 4, 2004

Page: B4

CARALEE RIGGS DODSON Caralee Riggs Dodson, 82, Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away Sunday, May 2, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 7 at Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill, MO. Burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations to GFWC MO Girls Town, Kingdom City, MO, Crossroads Hospice, or charity of your choice. Mrs. Dodson was the daughter of Edgar and Katherine Riggs, and was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill. She was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School and Central Missouri State in Warrensburg. She was a teacher in the Pleasant Hill School System for 20 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of General Federation of Womens Clubs and served as Second District President for two years. She also was a member of Chapter DS P.E.O. Sisterhood of Pleasant Hill. She attended Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest Dodson, and her sister Leah Jane Riggs. Survivors include three sons, David Dodson and wife Trudy (who has been her caregiver for the last few months), of North Pole, AK, Dennis Dodson and wife Vilna, Springfield, VA, and Dean Dodson and wife Judy, Granville, MA; sister Nancy Riggs, Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (Arr. Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO)

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Kansas City Star

April 28, 2004

Page: B6

HOWARD C. RIGGS Howard C. Riggs, 76, Olathe, KS, died April 26, 2004. Services 10 a.m. Fri., April 30 at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe, 913-768-6777. Visitation 6:30-8 p.m. Thurs. at the chapel. Burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Olathe. Memorials to Olathe Med. Cent. Hospice or Amer. Heart Assoc.

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Kansas City Star

April 3, 2004

Page: B5

CATHERINE E. RIGGS

Catherine E. Riggs, 56, Kingsville, MO, formerly of the Kansas City area, died March 31, 2004, at Research Medical Center. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at D.W. Newcomer s Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Cremation. (Arr. D.W. Newcomer s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 816-353-1218)

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Kansas City Star

March 17, 2004

Page: B4

ROBERT W. BOB RIGGS

Robert W. Bob Riggs, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died at his home in Dallas, TX, on March 13, 2004. Survivors include sons, Layne, Scott and Todd Riggs of Kansas City. Services were March 16 in Paragould, AR. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
December 15, 2005

Riggs, Edgar R. Jr.84, Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Husband of the late Helen Riggs; dear father of Edgar R. Riggs III, James W. Riggs, Debbie (Stan) McGee, Cynthia J. Krause & Robert A. Riggs; grandfather of Amy, Jeff & Jill Riggs, James Queathem, Anna & Emma McGee, Tabitha, Eric, Rachael & Kelly Burkett; brother of John D. Riggs; dear great-grandfather of 9.Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to BJC Hospice. Visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com

Edition: Five Star Late Lift
Section: Classified Advertising

Copyright, 2005, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Record Number: 1000444589

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
December 13, 2005
Page: B3

MELVIN G. RIGGS, JR. Melvin G. Riggs, Jr., 52, Independence, MO, passed away December 11, 2005 at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral service 2 p.m. Wednesday December 14, at Bethel Baptist Church in Indep. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, at the funeral home. (816-796-8600)

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
November 29, 2005
Page: B4

LARRY DON RIGGS Larry Don Riggs, 65, formerly of Cedar Creek & KCMO, died November 26, 2005. Memorial service 11:30 a.m. Sunday December 4, at Bear Creek Church, Osceola, (Arr: SheldonGoodrich Funeral Home, Osceola, Mo)

Marriage licenses

Springfield News-Leader (MO)
November 11, 2005

Kemp, Matthew S., 26, Springfield Riggs, Cyndi L., 25, Springfield

Johnson County vital statistics

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
November 5, 2005


MARRIAGES

Chad Jeffrey David Stiles, 29, Bucyrus, Kan., and Jessica Diane Riggs, 22, Bucyrus, Kan.

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
November 3, 2005

Wichita KS United States

Riggs, Ray Dwight, 85, service station operator at Harry and Meridian from 1959 to 1990 died Tue., Nov. 1, 2005. Memorial service 2:00 PM Fri. Nov. 4, 2005 at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary Chapel. He was born in Avilla, Missouri on January 9, 1920. Mr. Riggs served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1945. He served on the USS Saginaw Bay and was an honorary member of the Ancient Order of the Deep and Imperial Domain of the Golden Dragons. Preceding him in death is his wife, Sylvia Lee Riggs and son Richy L. Riggs. Survivors: son Larry G. and wife Martha M., granddaughter, Lori Timmermeyer, grandsons, Geremy Farha, Garrod Farha; two great grandsons; two great granddaughters. Memorial to Hospice of Kansas. Send condolences to smithfamilymortuaries.com

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
October 29, 2005

Riggs, Orville E.82, Highland, IL, Oct. 28, 2005. Arrangements pending Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Highland.

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
Octobe Overland Park KS United States

OVERLAND PARK - Riggs, Clarice Rhae (Campbell), passed away Oct. 26, 2005 after a brief but valiant fight with cancer. Clarice was born in Wayne, KS on Oct. 30, 1926. Her formal education was completed in Salina, KS, where she received her degree in Business. Clarice married E. Scott Riggs on Oct. 24, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Salina, where they raised their family. Clarice was a loving mother, active in school, church and community activities. She later worked at Hawthorne Elementary in Salina. In years more recent, she was employed by Colonial Presbyterian Church in Kansas City. Clarice was preceded in deathb y her parents, Denzel and Dora Campbell; her husband, Scott Riggs; her two brothers, Tom Campbell and Royce Campbell. She is survived by her children, daughter, Becky (Riggs) Morgen and husband, Bob Morgen of Overland Park; son, Whitney Scott Riggs of Hobe Sound, FL and three grandchildren, Ilysha D. Morgen, Sarah P. Morgen and Jacob Scott Morgen all of Overland Park. The family wishes to express their eternal gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and aides at University of Kansas Medical Center, especially the staff of unit 41, Radiation Oncology and Palliative Care. Donations may be made to the University of Kansas Cancer Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Roselawn Memorial Park in Salina. Arr: DW Newcomers Sons, Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66210.r 28, 2005

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
September 28, 2005

MARRIAGES

John Harold Riggs, 44, Olathe, and Kathy Jo Spann, 45, Olathe.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
September 28, 2005

Riggs, Blanche M.89, Alhambra, IL, Sept. 26, 2005. Visitation Wed., 9-11, Salem United Church of Christ, Alhambra. Funeral 11, Wed.

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
August 24, 2005

Conway Springs KS United States

CONWAY SPRINGS - Riggs, Vera (Olmstead), 98, died Aug. 22, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Conway Springs. She was born Nov. 14, 1906 near Frederick, OK, the daughter of Albert and Bertha Simpson Olmstead. She married William Farris Riggs on Aug. 8, 1926. He died Nov. 3, 1976. Survivors: sons, Farris Gene Riggs, Creed, CO, Marion Lee "Curly" Riggs, Hot Springs, AR; daughter, Joyce E. Church, Conway Springs; sisters, Merle Mott, Rock Island, IL, Onita Wilson, Frederick, OK; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter. Memorial: United Methodist Church or Conway Springs Volunteer Ambulance. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
August 23, 2005

Emporia KS United States

EMPORIA - Riggs, Naomi Ferne, 80, died Aug. 20, 2005. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Survivors: sons, Larry of Flint, TX, Stanley and wife, Toni of Emporia; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Notices

Springfield News-Leader (MO)
August 14, 2005

HOLLISTER

Mr. William Thomas Riggs Jr., 47, Whelchel Funeral Home, Branson.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
August 8, 2005

MATTHEWS, DANNY LEE, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005; loving son of Dorothy Riggs and Paul (June) Matthews; dear brother of Linda (Tom) Huett, Diana (Darrel) Boaz, Brenda (Donald) Travis, Brian (Becki) Matthews, Randy (Genny) Costa, Kim (Jeff) Watkins and Theresa (Jay) Fitts; nephew to Jerry and Lloyd Thompson and Ruby (Harold) Smith; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Danny owned and operated Decades of Toyys in Breckenridge Hill for many years and was an avid antique dealer. He touched many lives. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. at SHEPARD Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge at I-170. Interment St. Ferdinand Cemetery. Visitation Monday, 4-8 p.m.

Kansas City Star, The (MO)
July 25, 2005

Gypsum KS United States

GYPSUM - Long, Betty Sue "Betty Boo", 58, died July 23, 2005. Service 10 a.m. Wed, Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home. Survivors: husband, Ron; mother, Margie Chitwood; daughters, Shelia Riggs, Tina Ritzert; sons, Rick Riggs, Shane Smitz; brothers, Jerry & Ronnie Chitwood; special granddaughter, Kara "Boo Jr." Riggs; 6 grandchildren.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
July 11, 2005

FISCHER, ROBERT JOHN 'JACK', SR.,of Barnhart, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2005 in Festus at the age of 73 years. He was born March 3, 1932 in St. Louis to the late Joseph and Mary Agnes Fischer (nee Rogers). He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fischer (nee Riggs); children, Robert 'Jack' Fischer, Jr., Michael Fischer, Laura (Mrs. Tony) Gibbons and Valerie Kathleen Fischer; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers, George (wife, Rose) Fischer and Charles (wife, Ruth) Fischer; sister, Diane High; our dear son-in-law, nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and dear friend. Family to receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at the JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois Rd. Funeral service to be conducted 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005 at the John L. Ziegenhein Chapel. Burial with full Military Honors will follow at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to American Diabetes Assoc. appreciated.

Kansas City Star
July 16, 2006

Jerry Lawton Riggs, age 67, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2006 after a 6 1/2 year battle with cancer. Jerry was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Toby, of 49 years and blessed with three sons, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Todd, (wife Kathy) children, Jered and Ali; Shane (wife Laurie) children Dustin and Lacy (husband Trevor) children Cayden and Calli; Trent (fiance' Lisa) their children Jeremy, Miranda, Sydney, Ashlyn, and Savanna. Jerry is also survived by two loving sisters, Janice Kent (husband Larry) and Joyce Reese (husband Martin). He was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. (Bill) and Eula Riggs/Bonnel. Jerry was a U.S. Marine. He with his wife enjoyed square dancing, scouting, camping, family and friends. Jerry owned his own business and later went to work for U.S. Aluminum. If you knew Jerry, you know he will be missed greatly by the many people who loved him and knew him and he will not be forgotten. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 20 from 6-8 p.m. and the funeral service held Friday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lee's Summit Christian Church, 800 NE Tudor Road, Lee's Summit, MO. Burial in Lee's Summit Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Chapter. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit, MO (816-524-3700). Published in the Kansas City Star on 7/16/2006.

Kansas City Star
August 25, 2006

ROSE C. RIGGS, 87, of Edwardsville, Kansas passed away August 23, 2006 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 28, 2006 at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 AM Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Riggs was born July 28, 1919 in Kansas City, Ks. and was a life long area resident. She was a Homemaker. Rose was a member of the Central Nazarene Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Wade in 1997 and a Sister Norma Sanders in 2006. Survivors include Son: Christopher Riggs, Edwardsville, Ks; Daughter: Patricia Slaughter, Joplin, Mo. Sisters: Mary Collins, Kansas City, Ks, and Nina Beemont, Independence, Mo; 5: Grandchildren ; 10: Great Grandchildren (Arrs. Maple Hill Funeral Home (913) 831-3345).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 8/25/2006.

 

Melvin G. Riggs Sr.    Melvin G. Riggs, Sr., 74, Independence, MO passed away Dec. 6, 2006 at Cass Medical Center. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at New Salem Funeral Home. Burial in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation 2-3:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 10 at New Salem Chapel (Arr: New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery, 816-796-8600).
Published in the Kansas City Star on 12/9/2006.