Martha Elizabeth <I>Woolery</I> Riggle

Martha Elizabeth Woolery Riggle

Birth
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Feb 2010 (aged 93)
Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA
Burial Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 256, Grave 1
Memorial ID 47498179 · View Source
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Martha Elizabeth (Woolery) Riggle, age 93, of Flora, IL died at her home on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

Martha was born on May 22, 1916 in Bloomington, IN to Ralph and Helen (Campbell) Woolery. She married Paul T. Riggle on November 8, 1936 in Bloomington, IN and they resided in Flora from that time on. Paul, a well-known attorney with the prominent law firm of Smith, McCullom & Riggle for over 40 years, preceded her in death on February 27, 2007.

Paul's family settled in Clay County in 1857. Martha attended elementary school in a one room school house about 7 miles south of Bloomington, IN near Clear Creek. She graduated from Bloomington High School and attended Indiana University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Martha had two primary life "jobs", her husband and her children. She was a member of the Flora First United Methodist Church, where she attended to the babies and small children during services for many years. Her avocation was reading and travel.

Surviving is her daughter: Ellen Naney of High Falls, NY; her sons & daughters-in-law: Daniel P. & Gina (Buckleh) Riggle of Shorewood, IL and David A. & Miriam Riggle of Evanston, IL; 4 grandchildren: Rebecca Lallier of Hartford, VT, Christopher P. Naney of New Paltz, NY, Paul D. Riggle of Evanston, IL, and Ann E. Streitz of Joliet, IL; 4 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister: Mary Cunningham of Evansville, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 2 brothers (Max & Jim Woolery).

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Flora First United Methodist Church or Clay County Hospice.


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  • Created by: Robert Medley Gatewood
  • Added: 3 Feb 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 47498179
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Elizabeth Woolery Riggle (22 May 1916–2 Feb 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47498179, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Robert Medley Gatewood (contributor 47043625) .