John Humphrey Riggs

first_imgJohn Humphrey Riggs, 92, who resided at The Seasons Assisted Living in Milan, IN and formerly of Aurora, Indiana passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born Monday, June 15, 1923 in Dearborn County, Indiana, son of the late John T. Riggs and the late Edith Humphrey Riggs. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Annie Roberts Riggs, his brother Oliver “Skeets” Riggs and sister Thelma Thies, and one great grandaughter, Hailey Riggs.Surviving are his children, Beverly Anne McConnell (Larry) of Milan, IN, John Gregory Riggs of Saylor Park, OH, Deborah Lynn Bissinger (Greg) of Terre Haute, IN, and Terri Elizabeth Fox (Ron)of Manassas, VA; Sisters Lucille Johnson of Aurora, IN, Rosalie “Rosie” Kippler of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Lauretta Humphrey of Rising Sun, IN; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.John “Hump” was a happy, selfless man who dearly loved his family, friends, and life itself. He spent countless hours volunteering his time to everything from playing Santa Claus for many years in Aurora to helping his fellow veterans at the V.A. offices in Lawrenceburg and Cincinnati. His presence will be missed by all as he deeply touched and had such a wonderful impact on everyone he met. He is now joined in heaven with the love of his life, Annie.John H. Riggs served his Country proudly in World War II as a Merchant Marine from 1942-1946 and then worked at Thatcher Glass Manufacturing, retiring after over 33 years of service. He was a charter and lifetime member of the Aurora Moose Lodge since 1949, a Pilgrim of the Moose and Moose Fellowship, and member of the VFW, AMVETS, Milan American Legion, Ohio Valley Merchant Marines, and the Aurora Eagles.Friends will be received from 4:00-6:00, Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Saturday at 6:00 pm with Pastor Charlie Miller officiating.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, IN. Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Moose Heart Organization. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img

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