Edith C. Riggs, 92, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle, Ind. A daughter of the late Robert Henderson and Minnie Lee (Burris) Coomer, Edith was born in Union Ridge-Cedar Crest, Ky. on April 10, 1918.
Edith was a loving mother and grandmother and has lived most of her life in the Shirley community. She attended the Shirley Friends Church and retired from Delco-Remy in Anderson.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mavis Rhea (Larry) Allen of Greenfield, Velma Jean (Gary) Roy of Knightstown and Watina Ruth Keller of Shirley; 11 grandchildren, Mack (Joene) Agee, James B. (Linda) Agee, Kenneth C. Agee, Tracy D. Agee, Tammy Spence, Brian Roy, Lori (Kerry) True, Michael and Brent Keller, Christina Masters and Amber (Josh) Thomas; several great and great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, including 2 special nieces, Patricia Coomer and Senita Haynes.
Edith was preceded in death by her 1st husband, James Raymond McGowan, January 1952, 2nd husband, Kenneth P. Riggs, 1964; son, George Edgar McGowan; 2 daughters, Norma June McGowan and Brenda Lee McGowan; 2 sisters, Louise Redmon and Elsie King; 3 brothers, Albert, Ernest and Robert Coomer.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Shirley. Jim Jackson of the Shirley Friends Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Harlan Cemetery north of Wilkinson. Visitation will be today, Feb. 24, from 4 til 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.marshallanderleweinfuneralhome.com