MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 21, 2013

Joan Riggs

1923 - 2013


— Funeral services for Joan Riggs, 89, of Braggs, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Church of Christ in Braggs with Leon Brashear officiating. Pallbearers will be Brandon Riggs, Shawn Riggs, Ryan Riggs, Matt Lewis, Taliesin Riggs, and Dusty Riggs. 

Burial will be in South Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

Joan was born August 31, 1923 at Park Hill, OK, the daughter of Oswald and Leota (Smithson) Davis and died Friday, January 18, 2013 at Fort Gibson. On July 5, 1941 she married John L. Riggs in Braggs. She was a homemaker and member of the Braggs Church of Christ.

Survivors include her children, Lanny Riggs and wife, Becky, of Braggs, Roddy Riggs and wife, Karen of Highland, IL, Johnny Riggs of Sallisaw, Debbie Lloyd and husband, Chip, of Fort Gibson; brother, Jerry Davis of Kingsburg, CA; sister, Audine Melton of Bartlesville; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by baby siblings, Dolly, Dorothy, LaVerne, Birdie, and Doris; sisters, Loraine, Ruth, Orlena, and Katherine; brothers, Jimmy and Novie.