Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
January 19, 2008
Jeanne A. (PMJ) Riggs,  78, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, Major Hospital.
Born May 9, 1929, Shelbyville, d/o  Carl and  Bessie (McGinnis) Swango.
Married  James W. Riggs  on June 4, 1948; he died July 5, 2000.
Survivors include her sons,  James Riggs (wife, Janet),  Terry Riggs (wife, Sheila) and  Rick Riggs (wife, Lori), all of Shelbyville;  daughters, Debbie Montgomery (husband, Jerry) of Fairland, and  Kathy Downing (husband, Randy),  Cindy Huber (husband, Norman) and  Sue Harding (husband, Ken), all of Shelbyville;  brother,  Jerry Warble  of Florida;  sister,  Dorothy Webster  of Connersville; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
Retired from Western Electric in 1983, after 28 years of service, and was the entertainment director of Riggsland.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1948.
Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Social Club.
Enjoyed traveling and the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club.
Rosary at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Burial:  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday October 17, 1914
Page 2 column 3
          Samuel Riggs, of Ohio, died at noon today at No. 712 West Franklin street.  Death was caused by heart trouble.  Mr. Riggs was forty-nine years old.  The body was prepared for burial by Stewart & Fix, and will be shipped to his home as soon as word is received from his relatives.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Frank Gruber

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 17, 1911
Page 2  column 4
          William H. Riggs, a prominent resident of Liberty township, who had lived for many years two and a half miles southwest of Waldron, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Watson, in Shelby township, at 2:30 o’clock Sunday morning.  He had been taken to her home about a week ago that he might have better care, as he was suffering from dropsy and erysipelas and his aged wife was his only companion at their home.  The daughter is the only surviving child, two other children having passed away in infancy.  His wife was  Miss Martha E. Jones, their marriage having occurred April 6, 1871.  Mr. Riggs was seventy-three years old and his death came peacefully in the fullness of a well spent life.  He passed away while sitting in a chair, as he had not been able to lie in bed for several weeks.  Not long ago Mr. Riggs started to write his own obituary but he was never able to complete it, as his health had been failing for nearly a year.  These few words were from his own pencil and were on a leaf of note book.
"William H. Riggs was born in the year 1837 in Rush county, Indiana, where he lived until 1847.  Then he went to Boone county, Kentucky and lived there until 1864, and came back to Indiana and has lived in the state ever since."
Mr. Riggs was a member of the M. E. church at Waldron.  He had been an Odd Fellow for forty years, and held membership in the branch of the order at Waldron.  He was also a charter member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Waldron and the members of these organizations will taKe an active part in the funeral services and burial ceremonies.  The funeral will be held in the Waldron M. E. church at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Rev. F.A. Guthrie officiating, and the interment will be made in the Ogden cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Frank Gruber

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 25, 1892
Page 3 column 3
            James Riggs  died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Young, one mile south of this citty, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, of Paralysis, age 83 years.  Funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church at Waldon [sic], Thursday, Feb. 25, at 11 o'clock.  Interment in the Middletown cemetery.  The cortege will leave the house at 9 o'clock sharp.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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