Jean Riggs

HUMPHREYS, Mo. -- Jean Riggs, 84, of Springfield, Ill., passed away Friday (Feb. 14, 2014) in her home.

Jean was born Aug. 13, 1929, on the family farm near Humphreys, to Paul Brown and Lora Ell Glaze Hill. She and the Rev. Bill Riggs married Dec. 24, 1950, and he preceded her in death July 20, 2008.

Mrs. Riggs was an office manager at a Repertory Theater at Christian Theological Seminary for many years. Mrs. Riggs was a member of Laurel United Methodist Church in Springfield and Stephens Ministries. As a pastor's wife, Jean supported the community through her husband's ministries.

Jean will be greatly missed by her daughters, Robin (husband David) Bethard and Lori Brown (companion Ken Goodrich), all of Springfield; grandchildren, Ryan (wife Lisa) Bethard of Rochester, Ill., Tera Eilers of Oahu, Hawaii, Andrew Bethard (fiancée Alicia Greer) of New Glarus, Wis., Rob Brown of Springfield and Natalie Brown of Bloomington, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Jean Bethard and Zachary Ryan Bethard; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, a sister, Katherine Boone and brother, R.A. Hill, preceded her in death.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham. Cremation rites will be accorded by Cremation Services of Central Illinois after the ceremony.

VISITATION: 4-8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Laurel United Methodist Church, Community Ministries, 631 South Grand Ave., Springfield, IL, 62704.

ARRANGEMENTS: Staab Polk Memorial Home.


Funeral Home

Staab Polk Memorial Home
8855 Route 4  Chatham, IL 62629

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2014