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Helen Riggins, 68, went to heaven on December 6, 2012, and is now being held in the arms of the Lord. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, at First Assembly of God church, 2725 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines.
Helen was born on January 26, 1944 in Ottumwa, IA to Fred and Ethel Mae Krieger. She graduated from Eddyville High School. She worked at Truckers Insurance,
and Clean Des Moines until she retired in 2006. She enjoyed traveling to Marco Island, FL every year and spending time with her friends in Bible study. She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Alayna.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Bernard and Bob Krieger; and her nephew John Krieger. She is survived by her son, Troy Riggins; her granddaughter, Alayna Riggins; her nieces Kim, Cheryl, and Kathy; and her nephew Doug.
Memorials may be sent to First Assembly of God church to support the missionary work of Jerry and Karen Holte. Helen wishes to extend her appreciation to Dr. Bob Shreck and his staff, especially Tamy and Katy, as well as all of the wonderful hospital nurses for their care, treatment, support and compassion.
Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 9, 2012